Woodworking Information : Uses of Wood Joints

Woodworking Information : Uses of Wood Joints

When making woodworking projects, there are different ways to join wood, and each wood joint has a specific use, such as dovetail joints for tabletops, and mortise and tendon joints for benches. Learn about the strongest and weakest wood joints in this free video from an award-winning woodworker on basic carpentry.

Expert: Kent Perdue
Bio: Kent Perdue is a senior in the furniture-making program at VCU, and has received many scholarships and awards for his work. Perdue sells his work at various furniture stores in Richmond, Va.
Filmmaker: nate thompson


  1. zepistolao on March 18, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    Yours videos are intersting. How do you make the joints? Please show us… Thanks and congratulations. I’m a Brasilian and I’m glad to see you.

  2. Shanta Hsieh on March 18, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    The best designs and plans are available on the Woodglut website.

  3. n8guy on March 18, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Cool video and awesome furniture!

    To be technical, the joint at 1:35 is a half lap joint, or more specifically (since it’s in the middle of the pieces and not the ends), it’s a cross lap joint (AKA tee lap or middle lap). A full lap joint is when no material is removed.

    Thanks for the video!

  4. Michael Griffin on March 18, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Great vid man! Trolls suck!

  5. Nicole Ang on March 18, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    never seen one better than this 🙂

  6. Alisa Villauerte on March 18, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    kahanga hanga ang gawa nya

  7. Romaine Athey on March 18, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    I made it by myself. I used woodprix woodworking plans for that.

  8. Burntsider on March 18, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    A well-presented joinery primer. One suggestion: you seem to refer to both the face and the edge of a workpiece as the "edge." It would be more clear to distinguish — end, edge, face. Well done.

  9. SuperKwame1 on March 18, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Good Job. Unfortunately, there are people here who are not here to learn but to disprove others. This is not the place to share your angers.Thanks for the video. I truly appreciate it. Woodworking skills has always been a hidden skill until people like Frank K. and the rest started showing the true skills. I don’t buy videos because the true skill is always left out. I take today to say to you, Mark Spanuollo of The wood whispere, and Charles Neil who often put out free good videos.