Carpenters and Joinery – The Perfect Combination for Wooden Furniture

Many people are intimidated by joinery work, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Joinery refers to joining various wooden components together to create a particular result. Joinery Adelaide refers to joining bits and pieces of wood together, not necessarily to form a piece of furniture.

Joining can be applied to several types of woodworking. Carpentry is one of the most popular areas of joinery practice. The term carpentry was derived from the French for ‘carpentry concerning furniture’. To know more about what constitutes joinery refer to the definition in the Home Building Regulation 2021; ‘a joint is a device that joins two or more pieces of wood so that the pieces may be joined permanently or temporarily.


Before there were joinery devices many carpenters would make their jointing solutions out of readily available materials. The nails and hinges would often be bought from local tradesmen or the more expensive carpenter suppliers. These were handmade and not overly pretty, but they did the job. Fast forward hundreds or even thousands of years and we have modern joinery machines that join pieces together but can do it in a fast and efficient manner, which makes for less frustration on the part of the joinery practitioner.

When working with timber, you need to understand its density. Wood is no softer than steel, so it will need some ‘packing’ if you are using the wrong jointing method or vice versa. That’s why we have joiners. Joiners are specialist equipment that enables carpenters to join pieces of timber together without causing too much stress or leaving large amounts of bare wood as the work progresses. So, there’s always spare time when a carpenter wants to get something done fast, where the joinery machine comes in.

One of the main benefits of having a joinery machine in is the speed at which you can complete complex furniture projects. Some people will simply prefer to work in their own spare time and leave the building and finishing up part to a professional but with the help of an industrial joinery machine this could never happen. A machine can speed up the process of building a simple joint such as the pinching of two pieces of timber together by fifty-eight percent. This means that it will take you longer to make a three-foot-tall dresser than it will take you with a joinery assistant manually completing the same job.

Joinery in Joinery Adelaide can enhance the quality of any piece of furniture. It is important to remember, however, that the joinery you choose should suit your needs. For example, if you are a carpenter looking to join together two sofa sets, you will probably want a diamond joint that is strong and secure. There are plenty of other types of joinery available such as bent joints, rabbeted and mitered, as well as many variations of tuck, mortise and tenon. If you are unsure as to whether a particular type of joinery would be suitable then don’t be afraid to ask the advice of a professional joinery man. They are there to help you make the best choice of joinery for your requirements.