There are different advantages attached to installation of custom joinery in the home. The specialist woodworking task ensures that the timber features have resilience, advanced functionality and remarkable aesthetics. Custom joinery ensures that the space in your property will be utilized appropriately and that your preference is taken into account during the renovation or construction project.

There are different types of joints used to ensure that the connections between the pieces of wood in the home are strong. Each technique delivers different results so understanding the available options will help you make ideal decisions for professional and DIY joinery tasks.

Butt

This is the most basic joint created by placing two wood pieces against one another. The end of one board is simply positioned over the edge of the other and the connection is secured with glue or nails. The butt joints are the weakest and in joinery, this option is typically reserved for use when making panels with narrow boards.

Doweled

The doweled joint is similar to the butt configuration. However, one of the pieces has dowel pins and the other has small holes to allow a secure lock so it is a more favourable technique. Glue is used to secure and advance the quality of the results and the durability.

Finger

This is basically a corner joint which is created by cutting interlocking rectangular sections on the edges of two lumber pieces. When they are joined together, there is pressure exerted from the two sides which ensures that they are secured in the position.

Dovetail 

The dovetail is considered to be one of the most intricate and strongest joinery techniques. The edges of the two wood pieces are cut into interlocking fingers but unlike the finger joints, the cuts are diagonal. These joints are beautiful and the possibility of bond breakage is quite low.

Mitre

The mitre joinery technique is usually applied when creating right-angled corners but it can ideally be used for any angle size. Basically, the edges of the two timber pieces for your home feature will be cut in an angle which is half of what the whole angle should be. The pieces are usually joined together with screws or glue. Since it is somewhat similar to the butt joint, it is not a very strong choice.

Dado

This joinery procedure involves cutting a groove in a piece of wood and inserting another board along the slot. Though it is a simple technique, the bond is often strong when used in structural woodworking.