Tongue And Rabbet

Though it takes a few more tool setups, a half-blind tongue and rabbet adds built-in mechanical strength to the joint. For this reason, it's usually not necessary to reinforce this joint.

Pins hold joint secure against pulling forces.

Pins hold joint secure against pulling forces.

Tongue adds mechanical strength to resist pulling forces.

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Tail portion, or key, should extend into at least half the thickness of the drawer front.

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Joint can be reinforced with small pegs at the top and bottom.

Joint can be reinforced with pegs at the top and bottom, or through the front or sides.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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