Simulation of Quality

Fake Joints and Real Joints


I just posted a video on YouTube.com about how manufacturers can simulate quality furniture that is very convincing. It shows how a solid cherry hope chest had simulated dovetail joints on the corner panels. I did not notice that these joints were fake until the wood dried out which had gotten wet by the fire department while putting out a fire. As it dried the joints on the corners began to open and it revealed that the dovetails we fake.

Interesting enough, the base/legs did have real dovetails though the sides did not. Many times furniture will have veneer that looks like solid wood. I will put together a video that will show how to tell if a piece is made of solid wood or is veneer of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard).

 

Real Dovetails Fake Dovetails Real Dovetails on a Drawer

 

 

 




 

 

About Blake Soule

BlakeBorn in 1956, Blake Soule' was interested in woodworking since the age of 13 when he made his first bass fishing lure and refinished a gun stock. Working since 1976 in furniture restoration, Blake put himself through college and graduated from the University of Memphis in 1982 with a four-year degree in Recreational Therapy. His career in Recreational Therapy was short-lived however, as he found furniture restoration to be far more rewarding. Blake has a strong Christian faith. From 1984 to 1987, Blake went to Brazil as a missionary with an interdenominational organization called The Navigators. There, he met his wife Shyrley, and married in 1986. Blake and Shyrley Soule', along with their two boys, now live a suburb of Memphis Tennessee called Germantown. He attends Hope Presbyterian church in Cordova TN.

About Blake Soule

Blake Soule' was interested in woodworking since the age of 13 when he made his first bass fishing lure and refinished a gun stock. Working in furniture restoration since he was 19, Blake put himself through college and graduated from the University of Memphis with a four-year degree in Recreational Therapy. His career in Recreational Therapy was short-lived however, as he found furniture restoration to be far more rewarding and beginning his own business within 7 months of graduation.

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