4 types of wood joints every woodworker should know
Traditional, hand-cut joinery requires skill and a great deal of practise to master. But are those fancy joints necessary? Nah. I still use mortise-and-tenons or dovetails when a project calls for it. But for most projects, I just need joinery that’s strong and simple. My go-to methods include pocket screws, dowels, biscuits and the Beadlock system. There’s no reason to have all of them in your arsenal. Most serious woodworkers choose one or two, become proficient at them and use them in most projects. So pick the one that speaks to you and let’s get started!