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Rabbet Joint - Woodworking And Carpentry

A rabbit joint is used by a wood workers to join two pieces of wood together. The perfect illustration of a rabbit joint is located in the picture below. This would be the top view of a rabbit joint, forming a corner of a box or drawer.

A rabbit joint can be made by a variety of tools, including a hand saw. You can also use a Router, Table Saw, Circular Saw and even a Radial Arm Saw.

Woodworkers have been using rabbit joints for centuries to make drawers. If you've opened up enough wood drawers there's a good chance that one of them had a couple of rabbit joints, holding them together.


Should I Use A Rabbit Joint While Building Drawers?

You could, but there are a variety of different woodworking joints that you can also choose from. As a rule of thumb, the harder the joint is to make, the stronger it's going to be. This wouldn't include machines that can make complicated woodworking joints in a matter of seconds.

If you just nailed two pieces of wood together, that wouldn't be a strong as a rabbit joint. A rabbit joint isn't as strong as a dovetail joint. Just butting two pieces of wood together, would be the easiest way to attach the ends of a drawer together. However, a dovetail joint is going to be more difficult to create than a rabbit joints and a rabbit joint isn't going to be a strong as a dovetail.

I personally have used plenty of rabbit joints for my drawers and will probably continue to use them in the future. They're easy to make and last for years.


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