Tuesday 25 April 2023

The simplest joinery

No complicated joints here. There is beauty in the simplest joinery.

Board and ledge doors. Rebated boards. Clinched rosehead nails. Nothing original. It works. Drill a hole through the board and ledge. Hammer nail through (not nailing door to trestles). Bend over end of nail.


Hammer flat (which pulls the boards and ledge together, or 'clinches' them). Let no man (or gravity!), pull asunder.

That nails it.

And for contrast the most ornate cherry spoon.



  1. All the old gates and doors in our barn are construcred with clinched nails. But not with rose headed nails. As a youth I tried taking one apart for the wood, wood didn't fair well.


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