General Information

Elias Woodwork manufactures a wide variety of quality dovetail drawer boxes for nearly any application, and in any quantity. Dovetail drawers are available prefinished whether you prefer to assemble the box yourself or receive it ready to install. Elias Woodwork produces dovetail drawers specifically to the needs of every market segment, whether you need exact custom specifications for high end kitchens or furniture, or targeting a more economical market, the beauty of solid wood dovetail drawer boxes is available to you. Special related accessories such as garbage / recycling bins and cutlery / utensil inserts are readily available to add more functionality to your kitchen project. Soft close drawer slides can also accompany your order for your convenience.

Drawer Boxes

Ordering:

Dovetail Drawer Boxes can be ordered to specifically suit your needs. Whether you prefer to assemble the box yourself or receive it already assembled, either way the product can be produced unfinished or finished.

When ordering, please refer to drawer boxes using WIDTH x DEPTH x HEIGHT, as illustrated in the diagram below.

Tolerances

Elias Woodwork warrants that the width and height are to be within +/- 1 mm and the depth to be within +/- 3mm.

Drawer Box

Hardware

Drawer box hardware is not included but is available upon request. Call your customer service representative for details.

Confirmations

To ensure that all information regarding wood species and grade, profiles, sizes, and ship date are correct and/or acceptable to the customer. Every order sent to Elias Woodwork will have a confirmation sent back to the customer to verify that we understand what you want.

How to Use / Read

Please read each of the highlighted sections on the confirmation carefully. Note that each of the highlighted areas correspond with dovetail drawer box codes only. If your confirmation has any other products listed, check the “confirmation” page in each of those sections to verify the codes and their layout on the confirmation.

The ship date, especially the date shown in the “Service Level” chart will only take effect when the confirmation has been received by Elias Woodwork. The ship date shown on the confirmation is only valid if you follow these instructions. If your customers require faster lead times, don't forget that you can take advantage of changing your ship date in the “Service Level” chart on the confirmation!

Prefinishing

Elias Woodwork sprays a 35° post catalyst lacquer as the standard sheen of clear finish. When the drawer boxes are ordered assembled and prefinished the clear lacquer is applied after the drawer box is assembled. The drawer box is sprayed on the inside and outside but not on the underside. When ordering “prefinished” our standard default is to finish the drawer box with a clear lacquer coating. When a drawer box is ordered unassembled and prefinished the parts will come clear lacquered on all sides. Note that when ordered unassembled and prefinished an adhesive that adheres to lacquer must be used in the assembly process.

Drawer Code Explanation

Drawer Boxes - Code Explanation

Standard Wood Grades

Soft White MapleSoft Maple (Our most used material in making Dovetail drawer boxes) is our most economical grade of solid wood for making dovetail drawer boxes. Many color and grain variations along with mineral staining and brown heartwood are allowed in this grade. Machining quality is the same as any other grade.

 

Birch Plywood (Our most economical material in making Dovetail drawer boxes) is our most economical material for wood for making dovetail drawer boxes. The color of the surface veneers is white and uniform. Machining quality is the same as any other grade. The edges of the box and dovetails will show the plies of the veneers. 

Special Wood Grades

Select Red OakSelect Red Oak is our standard grade of Oak. Color and grain variations are held to closer tolerances. The color is fairly uniform and well matched. Moderate color variations are allowed between boxes. A few of the smallest pin knots are allowed in this grade and is considered normal.

 

Select White MapleSelect White Maple is our standard grade of Maple. Color and grain variations are only tolerated to a limited degree. The color is fairly uniform and well matched. Moderate color variations are allowed between staves. A few of the smallest pin knots may be allowed in this grade and is considered normal.

Natural Cherry

Natural Cherry is our most economical grade of Cherry. A variety of color and grain variations including sapwood and a moderate amount of pitch marks and or pin knots are allowed so as to make an attractive drawer box with lively character.

Select Cherry

Select Cherry is our standard grade of Cherry. Color and grain variations are only tolerated to a limited degree. The color is fairly uniform with little or no sapwood and well matched. Moderate color variations are allowed between staves. A few small pitch marks and/or pin knots may be allowed and some sapwood and or mineral streaks may be found in machined areas.

Premium Hickory

Premium Hickory
For this calico species the sapwood and heartwood are matched and blended to flow through the panel in such a way as to minimize abrupt color changes along lamination lines. The color varies from a light brown to nearly white.

Clear Alder

Clear Alder
Colors will be fairly uniform with consistent grain structure. This grade of Alder is free of knots and light brown in color.

Select Walnut

Select Walnut is our standard grade of Walnut. Color and grain variations are tolerated to a limited degree. The color variation is fairly uniform on all four sides of the drawer. A few pin knots and small knot clusters may be allowed if overall color is consistent.

Vertical Carbonized Bamboo

Vertical Carbonized Bamboo shows thin strips and reveals linear grain pattern. Through carbonization of sugars, a brown/tan color is achieved. 

 

Other species are available upon request. Please speak to your Customer Service Specialist for more information.