A dovetail joint, so fine and true, A master craftsman’s work to do, With saw and chisel, a steady hand, Create a bond that’s strong and grand.
First mark the lines, so neat and clean, Where cuts will meet, and shapes convene, A slope so slight, but crucial still, For a perfect fit, and joint to fill.
Then cut away the waste, with care, And shape the tails, so sharp and fair, A perfect match, to mark and score, The mating piece, to be secure.
With sliding dovetails, join them well, And make the joint, so strong to tell, A bond that’s true, for all to see, A work of art, for eternity.
So take your time, and cut with pride. A dovetail joint, so rare inside, A testament to skill and craft, A thing of beauty that will last.
Please contact me if you would like to commission a quality handcrafted piece of furniture using dovetail joints.