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Types of Wood Joints

Woodworking joints come in a variety of configurations that join together two pieces of wood. Some joints involve carving channels into two different wood pieces so that...

Complete Guide to Cabinet Materials

For elements that are not essential to the structures of houses, cabinets can be a remarkably important factor in shaping their look and feel, playing a starring role in...

Eight types of construction drawings used in commercial construction

Blueprints, plans, drawings—in construction, these three terms all refer to the same thing. These are technical drawings created by architects, engineers, and...

What Are Window and Door Schedules in Blueprints?

When most of us think of a schedule, what comes to mind first is likely a timetable of events, much like the program for a performance or an itinerary for a vacation. In...

What is A Dado Joint?

A dado joint, also sometimes referred to as a housing joint, is a very strong type of carpentry joint commonly across a variety of woodworking projects and especially...

Face Frame vs. Frameless Cabinets: Which Is Right for Your Cabinet Build?

There are two main categories of cabinet construction—face frame (or simply “framed”) and frameless. Both are functional construction methods with different...

Rabbet Joints: What They Are and How to Cut Them

Rabbets and dados are some of the most common ways to join together two pieces of wood in cabinet making, and they can be cut using a dado blade on a table saw like the...

What Is a Means of Egress?

It might not be the first thing you think about when contemplating a building, but the paths out of it—in the language of architects and contractors, the means of...

What Is a Butt Hinge?

If you’re building your own cabinets or replacing existing hinges, there are endless hinge types to choose from. Although they vary in size and application, there are...

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