This story shows you how to create advanced joints using pocket-hole and biscuit joinery.
Traditional joinery takes a lot of time to do right. That's why woodworkers seek quicker ways to accomplish the same result. During the past decade, two new joinery techniques have grown in popularity.
Pocket-hole joinery employs a small, fairly inexpensive jig; a special bit; and auger-point screws to cut project construction time in half. The technique is easy to learn and eliminates the need for a large number of clamps.
Biscuit joinery uses a biscuit or plate joiner machine to cut oval slots in the wood pieces. Compressed wood biscuits are inserted in the slots and glued. The glue makes the biscuits expand, creating a solid joint.