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    8 Woodworking Joints

    You can build a project with countless different joinery methods. The most basic involves two boards butted together and connected with a fastener like a screw. Or, as you advance your skills, you can test out the more complex, traditional methods like a dovetail or mortise and tenon.


    The Butt Joint: The Easiest Joint of All: Butt Joint Basics
    A Butt Joint Variation: Joinery with Pocket Screws: Pocket-Hole Joinery Basics
    Biscuit Joinery: An Easy, Machine-Cut Method: How to Use Biscuit Joints
    Lap Joints: Another Simple Technique: Lap Joint Basics
    Finger or Box Joints: Easy to Cut with a Tablesaw or Router Jig: Finger-Joint Basics
    Dovetail Joinery: The Most Famous Technique: Basics of Dovetail Joinery
    Mortise and Tenon: A Traditional, All-Purpose Joint: Mortise and Tenon Joinery Basics
    Frame-and-Panel: Great for Doors and Wide Panels: Basics of Frame-and-Panel Construction

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