Traditional joinery is a technique that is used in solid wood furniture to join different wood surfaces. By using these simple techniques it is possible to create complex furniture pieces. These techniques have been used for more than 5 thousand years and it is created manually, by the hands of experienced craftsman, with equally ancestral tools such as chisels, gouges and planers. Discover some reasons why this is the best way to build wooden furniture:
The durability of a traditional wood joint such as the dovetail is excepcional, as this prevents the wood parts to disassemble, by creating an extra force apart from the glue that is absorbed by the wood with the passing of time.
Wood is an organic material, that moves with humidity and temperature oscillations. Therefore, the various traditional joints are the best options to guarantee the furniture stability as it allows it to maintain its natural movements without deforming or cracking, as it could happen with other modern joining techniques.
A piece of furniture that uses handmade joinery will add a special aesthetics to the piece. Besides the visual aspect, that is enhanced by the use of traditional joinery- and especially when contrasting woods are used – the fact that the piece is made using ancestral techniques makes any furniture piece unique.