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Joinery is the aesthetic mark of fine craftsmanship. Without strong, beautiful joints connecting two pieces of wood together, furniture, toys, and other crafts would be produced from single pieces of wood. Once the woodworking joint types below have been fully understood and mastered, they can be applied to a multiple variety of projects, to make strong, attractively crafted material.
Basic Butt Joints
The most basic wood joint, this is used when framing walls in stick-frame homes with mechanical fasteners holding the two pieces of stock in place. Click here to learn more about how and when to build a basic butt joint.