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(pronounced JOYN-er-ee)

When you “join” something, you bring two or more things together and form them into a cohesive single unit. In the design biz, to “join” something usually refers to putting pieces of wood together – in a very careful, artistic manner – to form a piece of furniture or cabinetry. The skilled craftsmen who do this work are called joiners, and what they produce is joinery. To do this work, they utilize a vast array of types of joints, some more complicated than others: dovetail, finger, mitre, butt, half-lap, rabbet, biscuit, tongue & groove, mortise & tenon, dowel, etc. P&C will cover these in future DESIGN SPEAK entries…