The London School of Furniture Making: Core Skills: Dovetails

Core Skills: Dovetails

LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

The dovetail  is used to join the corners of cabinets, drawers, and boxes. While it's certainly impressive it isn't as difficult as it appears. There's no need to feel intimidated, and with our systematic approach you'll quickly get to grips with the fundamentals of the joint. We recommend that you take a Taster class or Core Skills: Joinery first, but we will go over a few basic concepts for newcomers.

A cabinet with dovetail joints

       What Do We Cover?

  • Measuring and marking
  • Special tools for dovetails
  • Through, lapped and mitred dovetails
  • We will also look at the so called Impossible Dovetail (weekday course only)

Sawing a dovetail joint


Cost: £295
Day(s): Monday to Wednesday
Time: 9.00 to 16.00
Dates: New dates coming October 2019.


Cost: £220
Days: Sat/Sun
Time: 9.00 to 16.00
Dates: 22nd to 23rd June 2019

Which Course Should I Take Next?

Core Skills: Planes and Planing

Box Making