Box and framework construction

There are two main types of construction in woodwork. One is box construction in which the project is mainly composed of sheet materials which are fastened together without being attached to a framework. The other is frame construction in which lighter panels are supported on a framework. As this framework is made rigid by the … Read more

Basic Woodworking Joints

There are many cases where joints such as the mortise and tenon, used for table and chair legs, are still necessary in spite of modern resin adhesives. However, the strength of traditional woodworking joints is enhanced by a resin bond. Mortise and tenon joint This is used for framed-up constructions including door and cupboard frames, … Read more

Joining up and adding Door Furniture

Self-locking Joins Some home improvement projects involve the joining of timber. A professional carpenter will scorn to use anything that is not self-locking; that is to say, when one piece is fitted into another it stays put and needs only the addition of adhesive, with or without nails or screws, to prevent it from sliding … Read more