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Edge butt joints are used in box construction and flat butt joints in frame construction. Dowels, splines, keys, and glue and corner blocks strengthen cabinet joints. Rails and legs of coffee tables are strengthened by butt joints containing dowels and corner blocks. Cases are strengthened by corner butt joints with dowels. Web or skeleton frames use frame butt joints with dowels as an end to edge joint. Furniture and casework dividers use middle rail butt joints with dowels as an end to face, or edge to surface joint. The large surfaces of table tops, desks, plywood cores, interior paneling, and doors are built up by edge joints. Tongue and groove joints are used in paneling and flooring. Cabinet making and other joinery shops use milled or shaped edge joints, to speed up assembly and add surface area for gluing. Rabbet joints are found in simple box and case construction. Back panel rabbet joints are put in storage tables, cases, cabinets, bookcases and chests. Dado joints strengthen and stabilize the weight supporting cross pieces and frames found in cabinets, bookcases, chests and shelves. The rabbet and dado joint combination increases frame strength and rigidity. Lower table shelves are supported by corner dado joints. Dovetail dados are used in shelf frames and drawers. Cross lap joints are used as table cross supports. Edge lap joints are found in coffee table cross stretchers. Exposed miter joints are used in table legs and rails, and regular and polygon miters are used in table frames. The compound miter or hopper joints, are found in tapered frames and containers. The miter with rabbet or offset miter joint, stabilizes squared corners and a provides a large gluing surface in plywood casework and other corner joints. Lock miters look like miter joints but are as strong as dados. The miter with end lap joint, also has the miter appearance but is as strong as a lap joint. Mortise and tenon joints are used in frame, and leg and rail construction and were used by the ancient Greeks to build ships. Haunched mortise and tenon joints increase frame strength and bare faced mortise and tenons keep leg and rail surfaces flush. Dovetail joints are found in fine drawers, chests and decorative boxes.
     
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1. Box Construction Edge Butt Joint.
2. Frame Construction Flat Butt Joint.
3. Edge Corner Butt Joint And Glue Block.
4. Corner Butt Joint And Dowels.
5. Middle Rail Butt Joint And Dowels.
6. Frame Construction Flat Butt Joint And Dowels.
7. Butt Joint, Dowels And Corner Block.
8. Butt Or Plain Edge Joint.
9. Butt Or Plain Edge Joint And Dowels.
10. Spline Edge Joint.
11. Rabbet Edge Joint.
12. Tongue And Groove Joint.
13. Shaped Or Milled Edge, Or Glue Joint.
14. Box Construction Rabbet Joint.
15. Box Or Case Construction Rabbet Joint.
16. Dado Joint.
17. Stop Or Blind Dado Joint.
18. Rounded Stop Dado Joint.
19. Corner Dado Joint.
20. Corner Dado Joint And Dowel.
21. Rabbet And Dado Joint.
22. Half Dovetail Dado Joint.
23. Dovetail Dado Joint.
24. Cross Lap Joint.
25. T Or Middle Lap Joint.
26. End Lap Joint.
27. Dovetail Lap Joint.
28. Edge Cross Lap Joint.
29. Flat Miter Joint.
30. Edge Miter Joint.
31. Flat Polygon Miter Joint.
32. Edge Polygon Miter Joint.
33. Compound Miter Or Hopper Joint.
34. Miter With Rabbit Or Haunched Miter Joint.
35. Lock Miter Joint.
36. End Lap Miter Joint.
37. Square Blind Mortise And Tenon Joint.
38. Round Blind Mortise And Tenon Joint.
39. Bare Faced Mortise And Tenon Joint.
40. Bare Haunched Mortise And Tenon Joint.
41. Concealed Haunched Mortise And Tenon Joint.
42. Open Mortise And Tenon Joint.
43. Stub Mortise And Tenon Joint.
44. Lap Dovetail Joint.
45. Stopped Lap Dovetail Joint.
46. Box Or Finger Joint.

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