How To: Make a Biscuit Joint

Ideal for light-duty woodworking projects, biscuit joints are easy to accomplish quickly, even for beginners.

Here’s a way to join two pieces of wood without visible hardware or nails by using oval wooden biscuits. With a biscuit cutter, plow out a recess in each surface to be joined that will receive the biscuit. Generously apply a water-based glue to the biscuit so that it swells to fill the recess. Now, join both pieces of wood together and clamp until dry.

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