How to tell when drawers are well made
There are easy ways to tell if drawers in a chest, desk, cabinet or cupboard are high quality tradition drawers.
Traditional handcrafted timber drawers are characterised by:
- 1mm gap on the left/right/top
- an even 1mm gap remains on all sides when you open and close the drawer
- quality dovetail joinery is visible when you open the drawer (no nails or screws)
- solid wood construction
- no runners (no visible runners on the sides of drawers or under the drawers)