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Housing Joint

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A housing joint can also be called a dado joint and it is fairly simple to make but requires the use of woodwork machinery for an accurate and tight fit. Woodwork tools can be used but with the use of machines the joint has a more quality appearance and tight fit.

A dado joint is made by cutting a channel across the face of a piece of timber about three quarters of its depth, the end of another piece of timber is then inserted and secured into the channel.

This joint is usually used on the back of drawers because it is strong and withstands stress from many directions.

The housing joint is pretty suitable for almost all woodwork projects because of its simplicity and strength. It is also very useful for fibreboard joints such as particle board or MDF because those manufactured boards are not very suitable for a lot of other woodwork joints.

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