9 Great To Use Woodworking Joints (Image Instructions)

Bevel Lap Splice

Very much like the half-lap splice, the bevel lap splice joint is stronger and still needs glue and fasteners.

Bevel lap splice


Tongue And Dado

The tongue-and-dado joint, is a simple wood joint. It is not a very strong joint because of its inherent design and alignment with the wood grain, but it looks neat and more is than adequately strong for small boxes, small cupboard shelves and  read of drawers.  


Dado tongue rabbet


Half Lap Dovetail

The half lap dovetail is a variation of the classic dovetail wood joint. It is made by making the pin shorter so that it does extend completely through the thickness of the mating piece. 


Half lap dovetail

Half Lap Joint

The half-lap joint is a very simple and quick joint. An appealing aesthetic point of this joint is that it hides the end grain of each adjoining end. It is a useful and good looking joint to use for frames of all kinds because it gives a flush and even look and is quiet strong.


Half lap joint

Dovetail Joint

A dovetail joint is a classic joint, but largely for its looks. It is used expensively for furniture and showpieces that require to look good. It is also used for functional part of a wood project that is exposed to naked eye but does not need to go through stressful use.



Mortise tenon joint


Rabbet Joint

Rabbet joints can be made in different ways, using different tools. That are simple to make and especially useful when trying to remove the warp from a cupboard or a bookshelf.Rabbet joint

Splice Joints

There are four main types of splice joints: Half lap, Bevel lap, Tabled, and Tapered finger. 


Splice joint

Squared Splice Joint


Squared splice

Dado Joint


Stopped dado

Mortise and Tenon

A mortise and tenon joint is perhaps the most used joint in the history of woodworking, and for good reason. It is easy to make and results in super strong joints for super sturdy furniture. The slight trade off is that it doesn't look all that fancy. 


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Tenon joint

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