Joinery refers to the joining of wood or other materials with the help of some bonding agent. There are several types of joinery: dovetail, mortise-and-tenon, bevelled and grooved, and many others. The joinery is used to attach various kinds of wooden components such as planks, stretchers, posts, beams, and walls and floors. The term “joining” comes from the French word page, which means “joint”. Some common materials used in joinery processes include glue, nails, staples, pins and slats.
Apart from wooden components, joinery can also attach metal pieces to wooden boards or vice versa. If you are looking for a new type of interior design for your home, it would be wise to research the process of joinery, especially if you want to use wooden furniture and other materials. With the advent of metal, plastic, and other artificial materials, many people have started going back to wood. In this article, we shall be exploring the basics of joinery Adelaide.
A cabinet is a piece of furniture whose primary purpose is to store and protect your valuable belongings. Therefore, it is only natural that you want your cabinets to be built to last. When you start searching for an interior design firm to build your cabinets, make sure they focus on the cabinet construction, design, finishing and installation. Wood is by far the most preferred material for the construction of cabinets. Still, several other materials are also used, such as steel, laminate, glass, stone, and composite.
Butt joints are one of the most basic joinery Adelaide techniques. A butt joint is achieved when one piece of wood (the butt jointing piece) is fastened to another using a series of holes (the washer, the nut, the shank and the drill bit). It can be achieved using many ways; however, the most commonly used method is by using a veneer over the existing wood surface, then joining these veneers to the wood together with butt joints. Butt joints can be a little prone to ‘rotting’, so care must be taken when using them, though if done correctly, they will look very beautiful.
Miter joints are quite simply a variation on the mortise and tenon joinery, whereby the top of the piece is cut at an angle so that it fits exactly into the bottom part of the piece below. Then, by making an incision just below the surface of the wood, the joinery is made, and then the pieces are joined. There are several types of mitre joinery, with each having its own characteristics and strengths. Rabbet joinery is probably the most popular, as it provides both an aesthetically pleasing finish and is simple to operate. Dome and shank joinery are two more common varieties of mitre joinery.
Cabinet joinery is often used for countertops and other woodwork because the nature of this joinery Adelaide means that the cabinet will be much stronger than normal pieces. This strength is also an added advantage when choosing quality cabinet joinery, as inferior materials will be less durable and prone to warping over time. The type of cabinet joinery you need will depend on several factors, such as the amount of strain your cabinets will be under. For instance, cabinets below floor level will need more support than those above, whereas cabinets above will require more counter space for storage.