A dovetail joint is a joint technique used in woodworking journey. It offers superior tensile strenght against being pulled apart, commonly executed for joining drawer faces.

With the shape of trapezoids, a series of pins are cut to interlock with tails cut into the other. This joint allows an allwood joinery without mechanical fasteners, a purist ideal.

The dovetail joint has been found in the furniture entombed within ancient Egyptian mummy tombs and the tombs of Chinese emperors, pre-dating written history.