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Flashcards in Wood Joints Deck (9):

Butt joint

A simple joining of two pieces of wood, either at a corner or edge to edge. Make it stronger with glue blocks or screws.


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.


Mitter joint

Create this corner joint by sawing one end of each piece to 450. It demands accurate cutting.


Mortise-and-Tenon Joint

A strong, traditional joint that can be made even tougher by adding a peg. Not all mortises go all the way through.


Dovetail joint

There's not a better-looking joint, nor one that requires more patience and accuracy to cut. The interlocking feature makes it really strong, but adds visual interest.


Bridle joint

They are similar to a Mortise and Tenon Joint except the tenon or pin and slot or socket extend across the full width of the timber. The pins and sockets are normally one third the thickness of the timber.


Finger joint

Finger joints are simpler than dovetails, and easier to make. They aren’t quite as strong or pretty, but they are appropriate for plenty of projects, like small boxes and drawers.


Lap halving joint

A cross halving joint is a common woodworking joint used a method of fixing two pieces together. It is often used as a joint for furniture and other wood based items.