Basic Woodworking Joints
Dowel Joint. Drill aligning holes in each piece of wood, then glue dowels in place for a tight joint. Perfection requires a centering tool.
Lap Joint. Add gluing surface and strength to a butt joint by cutting a rabbet in the overlapping piece.
Miter Joint. Create this corner joint by sawing one end of each piece to 450. It demands accurate cutting.
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