The process of joining two pieces (usually wood) together. Techniques, tools, hardware.

Joinery is the process of joining two pieces (usually wood) together.
There are many techniques, tools, and hardware available.

Joinery can include anything from a butt joint with nails or screws to hidden dovetail joints (blind dovetails) or tongue and groove, not to mention glues and knockdown (KD) hardware.


Fairham, William, Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used, Available on Kindle or

Hayward, Charles H., Woodwork Joints, Evans Bros., 1950 (numerous reprints).

Rogowski, Gary, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery, Taunton Press, 2002. A comprehensive survey of wood joint types including many variations for each. It covers tools, carcass and frame joinery.

Allen, Sam, Wood Joiner's Handbook, Sterling Publishing Co., 1990.

Noll, Terrie, Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery, Chartwell Books, 2009.

Jackson, Albert & Day, David, Good Wood Joints, Harper Collins, 1995.

Engler, Nick, Joining Wood, Bookworks Inc., 1992.