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Miter Joint

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A joint that forms a corner. Usually both sides are beveled at a 45-degree angle so that when the two pieces are joined, they form a 90-degree corner. A very common joint for picture frames, door frames, and molding.

Frame Miter Joint

Frame Miter Joint

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Tongue & Groove

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A joint where a protruding “tongue” on the edge of one board fits into the recessed groove in the edge of another board. This joinery technique is commonly found in flooring, wall panels, and in frame and panel doors. Read more

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Half Lap Joint

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See Lap Joint

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Lap Joint

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A lap joint describes a technique for joining two pieces of material by overlapping them. A lap may be a full lap or half lap. Read more

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Bridle Joint

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A bridle joint is a woodworking joint, similar to a mortise and tenon, in that a tenon is cut on the end of one member and a mortise is cut into the other to accept it. The distinguishing feature is that the tenon and the mortise are cut to the full width of the tenon member. Read more

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Joinery

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One of the most fundamental concepts in woodworking is joinery. Without it, our projects would simply fall apart. There are hundreds of ways to join one piece of wood to another. Here are some videos that cover some of the basics:

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The Wood Whisperer – Video: When Dovetails Cry
The Wood Whisperer – Video: Tenons Anyone (Pt. 1)
The Wood Whisperer – Video: Tenons Anyone (Pt. 2)
Woodworking Online – Video: Quick and Easy Joinery
Fine Woodworking – Video: Easy Dovetail Layout
Woodworking Online – Video: Hand-Cut Dovetails

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