Dovetail Drawer Boxes

Dovetail Drawer Boxes

Dovetail Drawer Boxes

Woodworking Industry Professionals consider the Dovetail Drawer Box a true work of art as there is a fine challenge in efficiently constructing this type of Drawer Box, without sacrificing strength, sturdiness or appearance. As time is very valuable and having a large variety of options available is extremely beneficial, WalzCraft is your Single Source Supplier for all of your Drawer Box needs.

Our complete made-to-order Dovetail Drawers are constructed of a very basic set of fundamental parts including a front and back, sides & bottom. Our long list of customizable features allows you to fabricate a true work of art from your necessities with our goal of helping you make a statement with your next project! WalzCraft Dovetail Drawer Boxes provide a product of great value and unsurpassed quality. Try our dressed to impress precision made Dovetail Drawers for your next task… made just for you!

Product Education

Half Blind Dovetail Drawer Boxes

WalzCraft’s most popular Drawer Box is the Style 100HB, Half Blind Dovetailed construction. This Drawer Box construction is offered in any of our available solid wood species or in a Baltic Birch Plywood alternative and is most often fitting for kitchen & bath cabinetry, furniture, and custom built-in applications.

Half Blind Dovetail construction uses a progression of interlocking shapes called pins and tails, that fit tightly together. Glue locks the dovetails together, creating a strong bond at the joints, which do not require the help of any additional nails or pins. Half Blind Dovetail construction does not expose the end grain of the side panel dovetails and therefore creates a pleasing look when exposed to any cabinetry design.

Kitchen Cabinet with a bank of dovetail drawers

Basic Dovetail Drawer Box Options

Side Wall Wood Species

Available in any of the standard solid wood species and Baltic Birch Plywood.

Side Wall Thickness

Available with 1/2″, 5/8″, or 3/4″ thick side walls.


Available Assembled or Ready To Assemble (RTA) – which can provide savings in freight cost.

Bottom Panel Wood Species

Available in many standard wood species options – constructed of MDF Core with an “A” Grade Veneered Face.

Bottom Panel Thickness

Available in 1/4″ or 1/2″ thicknesses.

Bottom Panel Grain Direction

Grain Direction can be random (where material can be optimized for greater yield and minimal waste) or specified as left to right / front to back.

Alternative Bottom Panel Materials

Melamine and raw MDF bottom panels are also available upon special request.


Waterbase (Waterborne) FinishAvailable with a Water Base “Natural / Clear Coat Finish” (No Stain Applied). Also available in SolidTone® (Paint) and “Primed Only for Paint” Finishes.

For more information, visit our online catalog for Drawer Box Specifications.

Top Edge Options

Various Top Edge options are available with WalzCraft’s Dovetail Drawer Boxes. Each choice offers a functional and aesthetic purpose, allowing you to build your Drawer Boxes to function around any design requirements and preferred style. Available options are characterized by the profile (square or rounded) and the height of the front, back, and side parts (flush or with slight variances between the front, back and sides).

For more information, see our online catalog specifications for Top Edge Options.

TE1 Top Edge
TE2 Top Edge
TE3 Top Edge
TE4 Top Edge
TE5 Top Edge
TE6 Top Edge
TE7 Top Edge
TE14 Top Edge

Bottom Panel Placement

Drawer Box Bottom Panel PlacementsBottom panel placement will vary by project and hardware choice. Available Panel Placement Options include Bottom Mount, Flush Inset or a range of inset options ranging from 6mm (0.236″) to 16mm (0.630″). The 13mm Inset option is compatible with the NHH1 Notch & Hook Hole selection.

Learn more and view specifications for Bottom Panel Inset Options.

Drawer Slides, Runners & Release Clips

Salice Drawer Slides and RunnersSalice Soft Close & “Push” Full Extension Undermount Drawer Slides are available, along with Single Extension Epoxy Drawer Runners. Learn more about Drawer Slides & Runners here. Salice Front Locking Clips (A710.610) can be purchased & installed by WalzCraft.

Drawer Box Notching and Release ClipsWalzCraft also offers limited Blum Release Clips, sold in pairs. Other brands can be provided and installed upon request by providing the Brand and Model # of the drawer slide being used, along with the Manufacturer’s Part # of the Release Clip, if available.

For more information, see our online catalog specifications for Drawer Slides & Hardware.

Drawer Box Notching

To prepare Drawer Boxes for drawer slides and installation, WalzCraft offers a Notch & Hook Hole Combination & various DBN Series Notching options. Notch and Hook Hole NHH1 for Undermount Drawer SlidesThe NHH1 Notch & Hook Hole Combination is available with all Dovetail Drawer Box side wall thicknesses, 1/2″, 5/8″, & 3/4″. This combination pattern is applied to the back side of the drawer box and will accommodate drawer slides requiring notching up to 2″ wide. This pattern is our most common notching option and is compatible with many undermount drawer glide systems including Blum, Hettich, Grass, and Mepla. Salice undermount drawer glides can also be purchased directly from WalzCraft, also intended to be used in conjunction with the NHH1 notching option.

The DBN Drawer Box Notching Series allows for other notching patterns. The DBN100 & DBN200 patterns offer a double notch pattern using hot melt adhesive while the DBN300 & DBN400 have a single notch pattern also using hot melt adhesive. The hot melt adhesive strengthens the box and is a feature included in the price of the Drawer Box. Alternatively, the DBN500 pattern allows you to insert your own custom drawer box bottom material as no hot melt adhesive is applied when using this removable bottom panel application.

View additional notching patterns and specifications for Drawer Box Notching.


Pullout / Rollout Drawers in a cabinet

A Drawer Box Scoop is a feature that allows for easy access to Drawer Boxes functioning as a pullout. WalzCraft offers two different Drawer Box Scoop options. Pictured to the above is our SC100 Scoop on an HB100 Dovetailed Drawer Box.

View all Drawer Box Scoop Options.

Bread Box Sliding Top

Bread Box Sliding Top Drawer Box - Open

The Bread Box Sliding Top is a cleverly designed storage solution that keeps items like bread, pastries and snacks fresh, clean and hidden away. The 1/4″ thick sliding top features a 1 1/2″ diameter finger hole that allows easy access to stored goods. Simply open the drawer and slide the top back.

Learn more about WalzCraft’s Bread Box Sliding Top Option.

Laser Engraving

Laser Engraved Company Logo on Drawer Box

Drawer Box Laser Engraving is recommended on Alder, Cherry, Maple, Red Birch, and Walnut wood species. Submit custom business logo designs in various file formats to our Customer Support team to receive a quote today.

Learn more about WalzCraft’s Drawer Box Laser Engraving.

Drawer Box Ears

Pullout Ears for Drawer Boxes

Drawer Box Ears are available on Dovetailed & Doweled Drawer Box styles. Ears extend beyond the width of the box for drawers functioning as pullouts.

Learn more about Drawer Box Ears.

Drawer Box No Glue-Up Option

Drawer Box No Glue-Up Option

WalzCraft offers a No Glue-Up (NGU100) Option which guarantees a single, solid board will be used for each of the drawer box side walls.

Learn more about No Glue-Up Drawer Box Option.

Accent Top Edge

An Accented Top Edge allows you to select a different wood species for construction of the Top Edge, creating a decorative detail for your Drawer Box.

Hanging File Slots

WalzCraft can prep your Drawer Boxes with a Hanging File Slot for both letter size & legal size document storage. Our manufacturing team will machine the File Slot and supply the Aluminum Bar Stock cut to size (ships loose). To order the Hanging Files Slot (HSF) on a drawer box, please note Part #HFS01, #HFS02, #HFS03, or #HFS04. Cut-to-size bar stock is included when ordering any HSF option.  Use Item #159741 when ordering Aluminum Bar Stock only.

Learn more about the Hanging File Slot option & profile compatibility.

Tiered Spice Tray Molding Inserts

WalzCraft offers three different widths of Tiered Spice Tray Molding that you can trim to fit nearly any size drawer box.

Specialty Joinery Options

As an alternative to the Half Blind Dovetail Drawer Box (Style 100HB), WalzCraft also offers these Specialty Joinery Options for Solid Wood Drawer Boxes:

  • Full/Through Dovetail Joint – (Style 100FT)
  • French Dovetail Joint – (Style 100FR)

Please contact our Customer Support Team for additional information and pricing.

Full/Through Dovetail Drawer Box
French Dovetail Drawer Box