Sliding Dovetails = Mechanical Strength

In the studio we are currently finishing up a run of 7 dining chairs of a new design. Pictured above and below are images of the tapered sliding dovetails which join the back legs of the chair to the crest rail. Mechanical joinery allows me to keep the back legs and crest rail nice and thin to provide a light modern look without compromising strength or structure. IMG_5784_opt IMG_5818_opt