Joinery in London is a profession which escapes many who are not within the construction, carpentry or interior design industry. Accredited joiners like ourselves have the tough job of being able to bind woodwork that is not only strong and durable, but that is attractive and decorative.
What Is Joinery?
In the simplest of terms, joinery in London can be defined as the act of connecting one or more pieces of wood. This can involve screwing, gluing or nailing two pieces of wood together, though it more than often involves far more intricate joints to accommodate the tastes of our customers as well as the exotic and more delicate materials we at London Door Joinery often deal with.
What Joints Are used For Joinery?
A joinery at London Door Joinery will likely use any one of the following joints to connect and create or recreate a beautiful piece of furniture, carpentry or door:
Butt Joints: This type of joints allows for our professionals to connect two wood pieces by the square end of one wood piece being placed against the side of another. This forms a right angle in which screws, nails or dowels are used to screw in the joint.
Cross Lapped Joint: Our professionals will remove a rectangular section from each piece of wood and the wood is then fitted together so that each piece is flush. This type of joint gives a sturdy interlocking effect.
Dovetail Joint: For this type of joint to work, two lengths of wood are connected through the cutting of a length from one piece of wood and then flaring out another in the second length. This allows our joinery professionals to fit the latter into the former, somewhat like a jigsaw puzzle.
Tongue and Groove Joint: A joinery in London will bring two pieces of wood together after cutting a groove in one piece and a fitted edge on the other. The edge fits nicely into the groove though glue or nails are often used to strengthen the point and make it more durable.