The butt joint, made using modern hardware, is the most common joinery method. But most adhesives are not suited for properly joining many of the modern coated materials. For example, melamine, which is paper soaked in resins and fused to PB, cannot be glued with standard wood adhesives. Therefore, we depend on high-quality fasteners to build our cabinets.
Newer style joinery, such as the "pocket hole" joint, has gained wide acceptance. Low-cost jigs are available to help you quickly and accurately master this joint.
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