Gary Rogowski admits that the first box he ever built he put together with enough nails to build a small house. Since then, he’s learned a few more ways of putting boxes together, from plain and simple to elaborate and complex – all without those nails. The more joinery options you’re familiar and comfortable with, the greater your furniture-making vocabulary and the greater the chances that you will consider your furniture projects successful. In this article, he explains how to make butt joints, rabbet joints, miter joints, solid-wood corners for sheet goods, mortise-and-tenon joints, and finger joints and dovetails.

From Fine Woodworking #104