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Always make glue blocks out of strong, low-density woods such as poplar, soft maple, or white pine. High-density woods like hard maple, birch, and oak do not form as strong a glue bond as low-density woods.

4-2 Miter joints, such as the one that joins the two parts of this bracket foot, are also weak. This joint has been reinforced with a cleat. Wood screws pass through the cleat at right angles, tying the two adjoining parts together.

4-3 The cornice (top) molding on this set of shelves is glued to the front and sides of the case, but there is not enough glue surface to make a strong joint. The joint has been reinforced with glue blocks spaced at regular intervals.

4-3 The cornice (top) molding on this set of shelves is glued to the front and sides of the case, but there is not enough glue surface to make a strong joint. The joint has been reinforced with glue blocks spaced at regular intervals.

4-4 The strips of wood that hold this tabletop to its aprons are a combination of glue blocks and cleats. The strips are glued to the aprons (where the wood grain runs parallel), but screwed to the tabletop (where it is perpendicular). Note that the screws pass through slots in the strips. This lets the tabletop expand and contract.

4-4 The strips of wood that hold this tabletop to its aprons are a combination of glue blocks and cleats. The strips are glued to the aprons (where the wood grain runs parallel), but screwed to the tabletop (where it is perpendicular). Note that the screws pass through slots in the strips. This lets the tabletop expand and contract.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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