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Perhaps the most common use of the half-blind dovetail joint is drawer box construction. The half-blind joint shows the pins and tails on only one side of the joint while remaining completely invisible on the other. Joining drawer sides to drawer fronts using the half-blind joint leaves the front of the drawer without visible joinery while providing great interlocking strength opposing the stresses constantly applied to the drawer when opening and closing. The half-blind joint can be made with flush sides, rabbeted sides or in an asymmetric configuration.