Dimensioning woodworking and carpentry joints


Today there are a lot of websites that offer pictures of  woodworking and carpentry joints, but usually they do not give advice about the dimensioning of various kinds of joints between the wooden parts. You can find some hints on various woodworking  and carpentry forums, but they are scattered among huge amounts of other posts and searching for it can get quite tiring. In cases when the wooden construction is not too loaded or when it has a little weight itself, the dimensioning is not so much important. But if you are dealing with big and expensive construction, damaging of which can cause injuries or great financial loss, the dimensioning of woodworking and carpentry joints is surely an important thing. On this page we have put the dimensioning of a few woodworking and carpentry joints. We will gradually update this page with the new material, and if you have some good advices about the joints or you have any suggestions, please let us know.

DIMENSIONING MORTISE AND TENON JOINTS
Blind mortise and tenon joint Double blind mortise and tenon joint
Blind mortise and tenon joint Double blind mortise and tenon joint
   
Tenon and mortise joint Double tenon and mortise joint
Tenon and mortise joint Double tenon and mortise joint
   
Stub mortise and tenon joint Blind stub mortise and tenon joint
Stub mortise and tenon joint Blind stub mortise and tenon joint
   
Haunched tenon and mortise joint Blind haunched tenon and mortise joint
Haunched tenon and mortise joint Blind haunched tenon and mortise joint
   
   
DIMENSIONING MITER JOINTS
Mitre joint reinforced with spline Mitre joint reinforced with two spline
Mitre joint reinforced with spline Mitre joint reinforced with two spline
   
Mitre joint reinforced with feather spline Mitre joint reinforced with two feather splines
Mitre joint reinforced with feather spline Mitre joint reinforced with two feather splines
   
Mitre joint reinforced with dowels  
Mitre joint reinforced with dowels  
   
   
DIMENSIONING BRIDLE JOINTS
Bridle joint Double bridle joint
Bridle joint Double bridle joint
   
Triple bridle joint  
Triple bridle joint  
   
   
DIMENSIONING BUTT JOINTS
Edge to face butt joint reinforced with dowels End to edge butt joint reinforced with dowel
Edge to face butt joint reinforced with dowels End to edge butt joint reinforced with dowel
   
Edge to edge butt joint reinforced with spline  
Edge to edge butt joint reinforced with spline  
   
   
DIMENSIONING SCARF JOINTS
 Half lap scarf joint reinforced with dowels Tabled scarf joint
 Half lap scarf joint reinforced with dowels Tabled scarf joint
   
Scarfed joint purlins reinforced with dowels Scarf joint reinforced with dowels
Scarfed joint purlins reinforced with dowels Scarf joint reinforced with dowels
   
   
DIMENSIONING DADO JOINTS
Tongue dado joint Through dado joint
Tongue dado joint Through dado joint
   
   
DIMENSIONING DOVETAL JOINTS
Through sliding dovetail joint Through dovetail joint
Through sliding dovetail joint Through dovetail joint
   
   
DIMENSIONING RABBET JOINTS
Rabbet joint reinforced with dowels  
Rabbet joint reinforced with dowels  
   
   
DIMENSIONING BOX JOINTS
Box joint  
Box joint  
   
DIMENSIONING TONGUE AND GROOVE JOINTS
Tongue and groove joint  
Tongue and groove joint  
   
   
DIMENSIONING LAP JOINTS
Edge to Edge half lap joint  
Edge to Edge half lap joint