Professional wood joints

Professional wood joints

Is the talk of high-quality wood joints, real handyman ever get glassy eyes. Screws and nails can each, but who knows his stuff, comes in wood processing (often) without a cordless screwdriver and metallic helpers from. to dovetail two wooden parts clean with each other - that's the big DIY art. Which wood joints there, when and where they are used and especially how to make it yourself, we have summarized here.

Contents on wood joints

  • Clean wood joints with wooden dowels
  • Instructions: Wood dowels contact the Meisterdübler
  • Video Tutorial: Meisterdübler in use
  • Various wood joints at a glance
  • Worktop connection
  • butt joint
  • miter
  • halving
  • Mortise and tenon
  • galvanization
  • Tongue and groove

Clean wood joints with wooden dowels

Wood joints with wooden dowels are easy to implement and include in furniture as standard, which is why they are used for both DIY enthusiasts and with carpenters and joiners. While the professionals have appropriate equipment to drill perfect holes for dowels, this often presents some difficulties yourselfers. Those who try using a power drill to drill precisely aligned dowel holes, gets rarely flush and straight connections. The result is skewed or aligned holes, as a result, the plugs do not fit exactly. Therefore, as an aid often bolts, angle joints and nails are used, which are much more expensive than wood dowels. Here, these workarounds are not necessary since these special anchors are glued to the wood and create very stable wood joints.

Professional wood joints

Remedy creates an anchor help, such as the anchor Master of Wolfcraft. With this small and inexpensive device simply and precisely set new dowel holes for form-fitting wood joints. It has an integrated angle stop, a centering, leadership benefits and steel bushings and is suitable for working wood thicknesses up to 30 mm.

Instructions: Wood dowels contact the Meisterdübler

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The dowels help is easy to use: Adjust the depth of the dowel hole, insert the Meisterdübler sideways on the outer edge of the board and bring into the correct position. Now a centered, clean dowel hole can be drilled.

Should be at the timber connection in the middle of the board, it provides a lateral distance from the edge. After the hole with stopper, to obtain a precise hole to peg the boards form-fitting manner with each other.

The anchor most suitable for wooden dowel with a diameter of 6, 8 and 10 mm. However, it is advisable to glue the plugs - except for knock-down furniture. In case of a dowel joints without glue long and thick dowel should be used as a clamp connection less stability provides as a firm and elastic gluing.

For more tips on using these plugs aid are the following video:

Video Tutorial: Meisterdübler in use

Various wood joints at a glance

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Worktop connection

Worktop connections for extending or creating a corner connection must be done carefully. It is important to be reliably with worktop connectors or solid wood connectors. We show how this connection is executed. Making the worktop connection itself


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butt joint

A butt joint is the easiest way to join two pieces of wood together. With nails, screws, or wooden dowels, the parts of the workpiece are firmly joined together.
butt joint


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miter

For an elegant, rectangular miter joint, the two parts to be joined are sawn wood obliquely at a 45-degree angle and glued together. For additional stability wooden dowels can provide.
miter


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halving

In the scarf joint, the two timber parts are processed at the junction to approximately half of its thickness and joined together. It requires no additional reinforcement because the contact surface for the glue is particularly large.
halving


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Mortise and tenon

A particularly stable wood compound is the compound with mortise and tenon. A workpiece contains a slot into which the pin of a second piece of wood is pushed. The pin is firmly enclosed in this way of at least three sides.
Mortise and tenon


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galvanization

One of the most expensive, but also most stable wood joints is the dovetail joint. By the tines the sum of the contact areas is particularly high. The most refined variant is dovetail-dovetail joint, in which the tines are interlocked by their trapezoidal shape to each other.
galvanization


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Tongue and groove

In a compound of the tongue and groove, there is not just one but three contact areas for the spring at each workpiece. This makes the connection particularly stable and the use of additional fasteners superfluous.
Tongue and groove