Woodworking Joint

Adhesive This woodworking joint is one of the strongest connecting members of furniture. The key consideration is the sold thickness of the joint. The joint to be glued should be a minimum of 3/4″ thick. Both the sandpaper and wood glue should be dissolved in water. Care should be taken to avoid excess glue or too much sandpaper.

silhouyingThis woodworking joint is used as a back joint where the main boards or planks are joined into a vertical line. They should be very smooth and straight, so have a nice flat surface. The adhesive used contains adhesive that is sturdy enough to bond it to all the surrounding wood, and it will cure slowly. The key is to pre- Moor the base boards carefully and at random to spread the glue without dusting it.

revealRookThis woodworking joint is used where a straight joint will not work. A ream is cut out and a similar pattern is glued on. This one is used for countersinking very small crown molding and finishing it off. A pretty grove is cut into the wood for the perfect finish.

DovetailThis woodworking joint is made by interlocking where both boards are oriented and then a joint is created in between the two. This is usually roughly cut with a router, or it can be very decorative. All matching pieces should be cut at the same time. The wood glue is better used on vertical surfaces.

Mortise and tenonThis woodworking joint is best used for joining drawer fronts to case doors or drawer sides to matching doors. The joint technique is deepest on drawer fronts. starts out with the mortise grooves cut completely, and then a tenon cut. This is joined to the underside of the side frame with glued screws.

table jointA table joint is a special joint used to join one board to another with a space filled in for the shaped drawer front. This is usually done with hardwoods, but you can find this joint in many pine and hardboard species. The only real advantage of this joint is its strong capacity to hold heavy objects.

Cove in the coveThis woodworking joint is used to create a cove, which is a protruding projection cut into the face of the main board, usually on each edge, at an angle. This is normally a space filled with wood glue, but a waterproof adhesive can be used for less work.

Venetian dowel jointThis joint is made by drilling a hole equally spaced with dowels, and then setting them in between the wooden planks. You will be able to see some of the joint at the top. The joint can be rotated with any hand tools to make the crown. Cheeserosaw is the easiest to use. Place the heads down on damp paper to come out the length you need to cut, and drill the jointer or joist with approximately 3/16″ or ¾” drill.

On the description of this joint, it is obviously a multiple of the shear strength of the board being used. It is best to use a dry-fit, not aack, to give some stability to the board while it is being glued.

Dowel joint This joint is similar to cove, except the dowels are placed on the narrow side of the board. The dowels are attached perpendicular to the edge of the board. The joint is fairly easy to make, but difficult to finish properly.It is because it is seen anew on just one of the narrow faces, usually just behind the joint.

Dovetail jointA dovetail joint is a joint less used than dowel and pin joint. It is, as the name suggests, the joint that is made by joining together the two sides of the board or drawer face. This joint is used for making drawers. In order for it to be designed, the left and right sides of the joint disengage. This is the position parallel to the grain of the wood, not on the broad edge. The joint is strongest when pins are used and is easy to master. But, you can easily cut many pieces of textured wood with this joint, if you use a small router and place a piece of plywood on the thin edge to encircle the joint.