Traditional joinery is meant to be made with traditional hand tools. I offer traditional joinery with lifetime durability in mind.
Two Great Things about Traditional Joinery
- It looks awesome! Traditionally, the joinery was hidden from sight, but today, that mixture of end-grain showing through in a tenon or dovetail joint is called style!
- Traditional joints are incredibly strong, but not just those perfect, beautiful dovetails. Even ugly, traditional joinery can still be incredibly strong!
Knotty Woodpecker Examples
- Dovetails – The strongest 90 degree joint to resist movement in any direction.
- Mortise & Tenon – To link furniture carcass with very high strength, used with glue, pins or wedges.
- Tongue & Groove – To lock panels in place, allowing for wood movement within a solid frame.
- Traditional nails – Rustic style, forged and cut nails are much stronger than today’s wire nails.