Wood Joinery

>Making a Lock Mitre Joint

Making a Lock Mitre Joint

The main advantage of using a mitre joint is that... Read more
>Dowel Joinery: Simple, Strong and Accurate

Dowel Joinery: Simple, Strong and Accurate

Using dowels for joinery can be a very strong and... Read more
>Make a Modified Scarf Joint

Make a Modified Scarf Joint

With all their angles, chair joints often pose a challenge.... Read more
>Tricky Tenons

Tricky Tenons

These pillowed and wedged-through tenons make strong and eye catching... Read more
>Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon

Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon

The Mortise and Tenon has been a cornerstone of furniture... Read more
>How Strong is a Dowel Joint?

How Strong is a Dowel Joint?

Dowel joints are fast, easy and flexible to make, but... Read more
>Meet the Mitre

Meet the Mitre

This shop-made mitre box will make cutting a mitre a... Read more
>Bridle Joint

Bridle Joint

Learn to make this simple but strong joint that has... Read more
>Sliding Dovetails

Sliding Dovetails

Of the many styles of dovetail joints, none are as... Read more
>Hand Cut Dovetails

Hand Cut Dovetails

Cutting dovetails with hand tools can be a relaxing and... Read more
>Rabbets, Dados and Grooves

Rabbets, Dados and Grooves

Rabbets, dados and grooves are basic forms of joinery found... Read more
>Mortise and Tenon (with the router)

Mortise and Tenon (with the router)

Mortise and Tenon joinery is both attractive and structurally solid.... Read more
>Decorative Dovetails with the Incra System

Decorative Dovetails with the Incra System

In this article Kevin Shantz shows you how to cut... Read more
>Wedged mortise & tenon

Wedged mortise & tenon

 The mortise and tenon is a classic joint with lots... Read more
>Stopped dado joint

Stopped dado joint

A stopped dado provides the same strength and flexibility that... Read more
>Splined end mitre joints

Splined end mitre joints

Mitre joints are an attractive joint often used in framework... Read more
>Finger joint

Finger joint

The finger joint is a router joint that not only... Read more
>Lap joint

Lap joint

Lap joints may not be as highly regarded by the... Read more
>Frame & panel

Frame & panel

The Frame & Panel (F&P) joint is typically used for... Read more
>Tongue & groove

Tongue & groove

The Tongue & Groove (T&G) joint is primarily a structural... Read more
>Butterfly key

Butterfly key

The butterfly key joint is more decorative than structural.... Read more
>Drawer lock

Drawer lock

In addition to using the router to help make traditional... Read more
>Lock mitre joint

Lock mitre joint

In addition to using the router to help make traditional... Read more
>Mortise and tenon joinery

Mortise and tenon joinery

The mortise and tenon joint offers exceptional strength, resisting racking... Read more
>Dowel joinery

Dowel joinery

Dowels are one of the easiest joints to use and... Read more


While dovetail joints are most often praised for their aesthetic... Read more
>Joinery overview

Joinery overview

Joints are a fundamental part of woodworking. They have the... Read more
>Hand-cut lapped dovetails

Hand-cut lapped dovetails

There’s something about a well-made hand-cut dovetail joint. It speaks... Read more