The miter joint is an elegant and straightforward method for joining parts that meet at an angle without showing any end grain.

In this video, contributing editor Gary Rogowski explains how to master this essential woodworking joint. Rogowski demonstrates the use of a picture-frame tablesaw jig that will give you perfect miters every time. Whether you are building the frame for a veneered panel, applying wrap-around molding, or constructing a simple picture frame, a miter joint will serve your needs. But as the saying goes, the devil is in the details.