Wood Joints Technique and Types

Types of Wood Joints

The choice of joints will affect the overall robustness, flexibility, and appearance of any piece. The properties of wood joints include esthetic elements combined with strength and flexibility.  Picking the right type of  joint comes from knowing the strength and weakness inherit in the wood type and joint itself.   A strong joint is a mark of  fine workmanship, and the joints appearance often times is as important to the piece, as the function of the joint.  Joinery is simply the joining of two pieces of wood creating furniture, boxes, frames and other objects. Some joints will use fasteners,or adhesives, but traditional only the properties of wood are used.


Types of Wood Joints

Picking the right type of wood joint comes from knowing the strength and weakness inherit in the joint itself.   A good, strong joint is a obvious mark of a fine piece of workmanship.  Joinery is the joining together of two pieces of wood, to create furniture, boxes, and other objects with edges. Some joints will use fasteners,  or adhesives, and some only the property of wood. The properties of wood joints include esthetic elements combined with strength and flexibility.


Cutting Joints

Each joint is cut in its own specific way with it own techniques. Since the joint is used for a specific purpose, each method of cutting is needed if that situation should come about.


Cutting Joints Continued

The are a wide range of joints spanning the wide range of projects needing joints as well and the costs and requirements of the specific job at hand.


Dovetail Joinery


The various types of Dovetail Joints allows for a strong piece along with the look of strong craftsmanship. The use of modern jigs and tooling allows the use of these joints by anyone with the patience to learn how to do it correctly.


Dovetail Joints

Learning the correct technique for a Dovetail Joints will payback dividends for the long-term, with quality looking, will built pieces.


Edge Joints

Edge joints are an easy way to make strong, quiet joints. Learning the basic joints will give you a strong background on which to build further knowledge.


Joinery Types

Learning a number of different joints will give you a number of options when you come across different woodworking challenges.


Variety of Joints

Why the variety of joints?  The variety of situation each joint can be used, and which is the best for your specific situation.


Various Joints

Don't worry here are even more joints.




Mortise and Tenon joint


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