In the 18th century, joinery Adelaide began as an industry, which focused on manufacturing metal joinery. By the early twentieth century, this trade had developed into a very large and profitable one. Much of the initial impetus for the development of this industry had been the growth of rail freight in both South Australia and Victoria and the opening of what is now Port Elizabeth’s port. Rail traffic soon overtook boat navigation, leading to a mass industry focused on building railroad ties, rails, cleats, piles, and all other components and parts associated with the manufacture of railroad tracks and ties. As the industry developed, new terms and ideas were added to the vocabulary of the joinery Adelaide industry, including lock, damper, eye, grove, plate and hanger, joint, joinery needle, tongue, pin, and drawers.
In its simplest form, a joinery Adelaide procedure involves securing two pieces of wood together using overlapping slits or grooves that are cut into the wood. The word joinery is derived from the French term, meaning joinery. In the olden days, the practice was to “stitch” the joints, cutting small holes in the wood and sewing or gluing the pieces together. In more recent times, the emphasis has become on butt joints, similar to butt joints in Western furniture. Butt joints, also known as cross-hatched or rabbeted joinery, usually start as a straight line and are then bent into various shapes by applying a joint lubricant or filler material.
A variety of joinery options are available depending upon the application, such as flat surface joinery (filing), lapped joint (conventional flat surface joining), rabbeted joints, bevelled joints (conventional bevelled joint), and convex joinery (conventional convex joinery). These types of joinery have their pros and cons, which must be weighed carefully when selecting a particular joinery Adelaide supplier. For example, in areas where access is restricted due to surface height or limited space, flat surface joinery Adelaide may be an appropriate solution.
In flat surface joinery, wood is overlapped, stapled or glued together at predetermined angles, usually 45 degrees. Gluing is usually achieved with solvent-based glues, such as acetate, xylene or polyurethane, which adhere to the wooden surface more than a solvent. Flat-surface joinery is a relatively inexpensive way to join pieces of wood together compared to other joinery Adelaide options. This process can also be applied to metal and plastic to create joinery items such as cabinet frames, door frames and drawer fronts. It is ideal for bonding thinner materials together.
Butt joints occur when two pieces of wood are glued or stapled together at the bottom but not at the top. When using butt joints in your home, ensure that the joints are properly aligned, as over-alignment of these joints can weaken the item’s integrity and possibly cause it to separate from the wall. When applying butt jointing, the pieces of wood must be evenly spaced; excess spacing may indicate an error during the calculations during the joining process. Butt joints are widely used in interior and exterior applications, but their poor flexibility may limit their use in architectural applications such as doors and window frames.