The Miter Joint for Casework
This surprisingly strong joint gives furniture clean, flowing lines
The miter joint is not only for use on picture frames, edging, or molding. This joint is also an attractive means of joining the body of a cabinet. Clean and simple, the carcase miter joint shows no core or end grain. It’s particularly appropriate for enhancing clean lines on furniture, and is strong enough for most locations using glue alone. David Hyatt shows how to cut miters safely on a tablesaw or on a router table. He also gives tips for assembly and clamping, and demonstrates how to burnish corners or add a solid-wood corner for added durability.
From Fine Woodworking #190