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)
How to store your extension dining table leaf
Smith and Gray’s custom made extension tables are sturdy and feature heavy duty drawer slides which ensure smooth and easy sliding.
And our experienced cabinetmakers work tirelessly to ensure the grain, joins and alignment pins all fit together seamlessly.
See the features of our bureau bookcase with secret drawers & compartments
See the features of our bureau bookcase with secret drawers & compartments, french polished, hand carved mouldings & rosettes, hand turned columns.
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