Carpentry and joinery are skills that require time and effort to learn to do well but knowing how the professionals work and the tips they use can get you closer to the perfect result you are looking for. If you have a local carpenter you could always quiz them for information but they may not want to reveal their professional secrets to you! The following tips may help you with your DIY projects.
* When a joint doesn't fit together properly you need to identify why. The best joiner in the world will still have days when the surfaces of a join don’t quite fit together. This can be caused by cutting at slightly the wrong angle or errors in tool use. If you can, look at the join from different angles to spot any ridges or lumps. Alternatively, look for shiny or rubbed surfaces that may indicate a problem. Smooth or sand down the problem areas to create a perfect fit.
Do you want to put your joinery skills to the test by replacing an existing door or adding a new door that blends with your interior decor? Doors perform a vital function in ensuring the security of your home and contents, as well as in providing protection from the elements. Even if you are not a professional joiner, but do have basic joinery skills and have basic tools used by joiners, you can successfully fit a new door by following a few guidelines.