Stressed vs Unstressed Joints

Different types of unstressed and stressed wood joints

Woodworkers usually make joints to build excellent projects, and without joints, projects become almost impossible to make. Besides, joints are essential to a project, and the more skilled you are in making joints, the higher the level of your woodworking skills. Furthermore, you can enhance the strength and durability of joints by using wood glue.  … Read more

8 Most Popular Edge Jointing Techniques

Wood panel side edge joining using clamps.

One of the skills you should learn as an aspiring woodworker is edge jointing. It is the process of preparing the wooden board’s edge accurately and straight to set it for the next operation. Jointing is traditionally done with a jointer plane. Nowadays, however, you can employ various edge jointing techniques like using a hand-held … Read more

What is Coped Joint? (Uses, Pros & Cons)

Making a coped joint for a crown molding board corner.

Coped joints are joints produced by the wood joinery technique called coping. The result of this technique is a joint that is neat and professional looking. Coping also gets referred to as scribing. It is a technique that lets you shape the molding’s end to fit the abutting member’s contours neatly. Many English-speaking countries, aside from the … Read more

7 Easy Methods to Make Rabbet Cut

Machines and hand tools that you can cut rabbet joint.

Joints are essential woodworking components, and if you want to raise your level of woodworking a notch higher, it will be best to learn and master the different types of woodworking joints. One of the best woodworking joints you should know is the rabbet joint. It is also called a rebate joint. You can use … Read more

What Is Rabbet Joint?

Cutting rabbet joint with table saw.

Of course, there are many types of woodworking joints, and one type he should first learn about is the rabbet joint. But what is a rabbet joint? A rabbet joint is a product of jointing two wood pieces using a rabbet. A rabbet refers to a recess cut made on the workpiece’s edge. The extruding … Read more

Top 7 Alternatives To Birdsmouth Cut

Different methods of roof joints.

When it comes to joinery, birdsmouth cuts are generally one-of-a-kind. Hollow spars come naturally to this joinery method! It can hold anything from eight, twelve, to even sixteen pieces.  If you’re familiar with birdsmouth cuts, you know that they’re great for roofing and rafters. However, they should be used sparingly for the latter. Large timber … Read more