Open a magazine and chances are you will find of pictures of “dream homes” surrounded by trees. (I bet the cover of this issue features a beautiful home with lots of trees.) Look inside those homes and you can expect to see products made from trees everywhere; wood furniture, floors, cabinets, wallpaper, pictures, wooden accessories and more.
If you are into woodworking or doing projects around the home you will inevitably need to fasten two pieces of wood together. There are a lot of ways to join wood – choices can range from glue to nails to complex joinery. Each offers trade-offs on strength, speed, ease of use, skills and tool requirements.