These bronze bookends are a great example of period craftsman quality. They are put together by means of a dovetail joint. If you love know of someone that loves great workmanship, the pair of bookends a great period and craftsmanship. Together they weigh 5lb & 4.4oz.
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A dovetail joint or simply dovetail is a joinery technique most commonly used in woodworking joinery (carpentry) including furniture, cabinets. log buildings and traditional timber framing. Noted for its resistance to being pulled apart, the dovetail joint is commonly used to join the sides of a drawer to the front. A series of 'pins' cut to extend from the end of one board interlock with a series of 'tails' cut into the end of another board. The pins and tails have a trapezoidal shape. Once glued, a wooden dovetail joint requires no mechanical fasteners.
Bronze Craftsman Book Ends