Joinery

Here's everything you need to know to create precise, strong, long-lasting furniture joinery. We'll discuss miters, mortise and tenons, box joints, dovetails, frame-and-panel construction, biscuits, pocket-screws, half-laps, and more.

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Take the Loose-tenon Plunge
Rout this strong joint quickly and accurately with a plunge router and a simple jig you can build.
Five-Minute Face Frames
Pocket-hole joints provide the perfect combination of speed and strength for this job
Drawbore Joinery
Drawboring increases the strength of a regular mortise-and-tenon joint by driving a wood pin through a hole in the mortised piece and through a slightly offset hole in the tenon.
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Waterfall Wonder
Create miter joints on natural-edge slabs for the look of a continuous-grain drop-off.
Face-jointing Without a Jointer
Tditionally, a jointer flattens boards and a planer brings them to thickness. But if you don’t own a jointer, your planer or router can do the flattening when you follow these steps.
3 Ways to Hide Screws

Perhaps the most obvious way to hide screws is simply locating them where they can't or aren't likely to be seen, such as the underside of a cabinet top or tabletop.