Graphical Construction Glossary >> Woodwork. >> Joinery
The term joinery comes from the word for joint and it is mostly about using joints to make things out of wood that are useful in building construction.
The joint above is quite complicated and needs machines to make the mortise and tenon joints efficiently. Other methods of stair building are carried out entirely on site and with the use of modern power tools they are also very efficient. Like most things there are pros and cons to each system.
The ever evolving small power tools are making possible work on site that not long ago would need a well set up workshop.
Here is an example of painstaking and detailed work that would have required a lot of workshop machining and then excellent trim carpenters to do the fixing.
The sketch above (for my non US readers) is a scribed joint to a skirting board. Used all the time by 2nd fix chippies. (Or I should say should be used all the time, because when d one well it minimises the look of gaps when shinkage occurs, BUT ordinary internal mitres with a toch of expandable gap filler to the same thing for painted work).
Cabinetmaking is a specialist section of joinery. They mostly concentrate on wardrobes, kitchen and bathroom cabinets and other built-in detailed joinery cupboards. They can supply only leaving the builder or homeowner to fix or they supply and fix.
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