Dovetail joints are so named from the shape of the piece which make the joint. This is propably the strongest method for joining two pieces of wood.
The strength of the dovetail joint comes from the interlocking of the parts. There is a great variety of forms of dovetail joints.
- Construction of a Dovetail bridle joint (Corner through dovetail joint)
- Construction of a plain through dovetailed joint
Anatomy of a through dovetail joint
Dovetail joint angles
Space between tails and pins