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.
I’m making a bed with 3"-square curly maple legs, each made from four ¾×3" pieces beveled 45° on the edges. The tables bevel cut seemed to changed in mid-cut. What’s wrong?
I found an oak washstand. Is this joint (shown) common to a particular region, or was it used by a specific manufacturer? Also, can I buy a jig to make this joint?
While trying to salvage a canvas stretching frame that must be more than 100 years old, I encountered a miter joint I’ve never seen before. What is it called?
Is there a list of tried-and-true doweling rules?
My dovetail jig manual suggests using a dead-blow mallet on tight joints. What is it, and why should I buy one?