How to Make Tongue and Groove Joints

How to Make Tongue and Groove Joints

Step1: This joint is really only used for timber boards so the first thing you must do is measure and cut up some timber boards to your required length.

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Step2: This step is not entirely necessary if you have some experience using a router but if not you need to mark the giving and receiving ends on your boards.

Step3: This step needs to be done with a router bench to create a successful joint and the first thing you do is start with a router bit to cut the groove. After the groove has been cut you now use another router bit to cut the tongue.

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Step4: Check to see if the joint fits tightly and if it does you can now glue and clamp the boards together which will interlock from your tongue and groove joints.

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Tip: You can buy lining boards which already have tongue and groove joints cut which makes this option a simpler and easier method for people with time restraints or inexperienced woodworkers.

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