half-blind dovetail

lapped dovetail, drawer dovetail

lapped dovetail
A dovetail at an angle in which the pegs of one member do not pass through the full thickness of the other; esp. used at the front of a drawer.
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For example, I connected the sides to the footing with hand-cut, half-blind dovetails. Not only are these joints decorative and extremely strong, but they also enable the entire mount to expand and contract as a unit.