How to cut dovetails

One of the most essential skills that every accomplished woodworker must have is the ability to cut perfect dovetails. Dovetails are essential in furniture making process and they are widely used in all handmade furniture pieces. Today there are numerous dovetail jigs on the market but the truth is that cutting dovetails by hand isn't [...]

How to fix gaps in miter joints

Cutting perfect miter joints is in most cases much tougher than you think. You have to measure perfectly and cut all the parts perfectly. If you get only one side slightly wrong, you will have a gap. If you are installing molding in your home, always first measure the corners because they are rarely perfect [...]

Mortise and tenon joint

Mortise and Tenon joints are an extremely old construction technique that has stood the test of time and is still being used today. You can find examples of this ancient joint even in Egyptian furniture thousands of years old. Tenon is an old-time name for a square piece of wood that sticks out from the end [...]

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