A simple trick for aligning pins and tails
A spacer and proper layout ensure a perfect fit when constructing a dovetailed drawer
Constructing dovetailed drawers is a fussy task. Christian Becksvoort should know. The longtime furniture maker and Fine Woodworking contributing editor has made thousands of dovetailed drawers during his career. One tough task is ensuring that the groove for the drawer bottom is perfectly aligned on all four sides. In this video, Becksvoort shares a trick for aligning the groove on the sides, front, and back of the drawer so that when the dovetails go together, the drawer bottom slides in the groove without a hitch.