More stories about Joints

  • An Ingenious Single Pass Drawer Joint Cutter

    When paired with a stacking dado set, this molding head makes it possible to “fold” a single piece of plywood into a drawer.

  • Faster Job-Site Joinery

    Here are some tools that can help you make joints more quickly and accurately.

  • Big-Time Joinery

    Festool recently released the Domino XL, a larger version of its original Domino joining system.

  • Rockler Pock-It Hole Clamp

    Rockler's Pock-It Hole Clamp ($20) is a novel device for aligning and clamping pocket screw joints in 3/4-inch stock up to 3 inches wide.

  • Fast Job-Site Joinery

    Finish carpentry is all about making joints quickly and accurately.

  • Collins Tool Mitertite Jig

    The Mitertite makes miter joints in window and door casing that stay tight over time.

  • Festool Joining System

    Festool's Domino isn't just a brand new type of joining tool; it's a whole new joining system. Based on mortise-and-tenon joinery, the Domino combines the qualities of biscuits and dowels with a stronger, self-aligning joint. A loose tenon of solid beech called a Domino fits into a slot cut by the...

  • Crack-Free Slabs

    One word describes successful concrete work: consistency. Exercise the same level of care at every stage of the process.

  • Block Work for Dummies

    Most builders sub-out block work. In my practice, however, doing block work myself increases profits, lowers costs, and maximizes my control over jobs. It also gives me another service to offer prospective customers. The key to working with block lies in developing a few basic skills: Unit layout...

  • Out of the Chute

    Few places in construction are mistakes harder to correct than the surface of a concrete slab, so you've got to pay attention to the basics if you want to get the quality and finish your customers expect, whether it's a driveway, patio, or floor deck.