Joinery is part of woodworking, which involves joining wood or other lumber pieces to form more complex pieces. For example, some woodworking joints use adhesives, fasteners, or bindings, while others employ only natural wood components. Woodworking joint techniques may be complicated or straightforward, depending on the type of wood used and the style of the piece being joined. In addition, the resulting joint depends on several factors, such as the quality of the wood, the skill of the joinery maker, and the tools used in the process.
One common woodworking joint technique involves interlocking grain. In this method, long strips of wood are overlapped, with the grain running vertically between the strips. This type of woodworking joint is used to attach longboards to lumber because the grain adds strength to the wood when it is pulled or pushed. A similar technique is to interlock the grain of two or more pieces of lumber together by hammering them flat.
Tenon joints are a kind of traditional joinery used to join two pieces of wood by using one or more cross-shaped veneers. These veneers are usually pressed into the timber while it is still fresh from the saw or cut. The veneers are bonded onto the wood at the time of the joinery. The veneers add stability to the wood but can be removed if desired. The resulting product is called a tenon and can be found in many places in the home.
Rabbet joinery in Joinery in Adelaide is another common woodworking joinery technique. This type of joinery involves a series of cuts made from a single piece of wood, from the inside corner to the outside edge. A rabbet joins two pieces of wood together, cutting straight up both sides with a perfectly square cut. Rabbet joinery is most often seen in bookcases, where the joinery adds a professional and elegant touch. Other places include the back of a chair, in the corners of a wardrobe, and some kitchens’ walls. Rabbet joinery makes it easier to join two pieces of wood together; there is no need to worry about evenly joining the two pieces of wood, as the veneer is already attached this way.
The most difficult type of joinery to use for woodworking is a mortise and tenon joint. Mortise and tenon joinery involves using a tenon, a thin wooden shank, and a rabbet, a small wooden knob on top of the tenon. First, the tenon is cut into the desired shape and glued into the rabbet, holding it snugly in place. Then the entire piece is rounded off, and the two pieces are joined. This type of joinery is most commonly found in furniture making and found in bowls, plates, and other flat objects. Unfortunately, it is most difficult for a beginner woodworker to successfully use this type of joinery because of the small amount of material needed to hold the rabbet in place and a significant amount of time it takes to complete the task.
Finally, there are cut-throat and tapered dovetail joints. A cut-throat joint in Joinery in Adelaide is made by cutting a piece of wood larger than the piece to be joined and gluing it in place. A dovetail joint is exactly the opposite: it is made by cutting a smaller piece of wood, usually less than half the size of the piece to be joined, and gluing it in place. These types of joinery are very commonly used in chairs and tables.