join·​ery | \ ˈjȯi-nə-rē How to pronounce joinery (audio) , ˈjȯin-rē \

Definition of joinery

1 : work done by a joiner
2 : the art or trade of a joiner

Examples of joinery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Where the structure is timber, all joinery is pegs. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Mix of woods and glass give inhabitants of $3.45M log home soaring views of nature," 27 June 2020 De Cotiis has said about his furniture-making methods (his preternaturally smooth joinery has long been a subject of awe and curiosity in the design world). Kurt Soller, New York Times, "The Extravagance of Less," 19 Mar. 2020 And the best way to get started in pocket screw joinery is with Kreg jigs. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "18 Essential Tools For Your First Woodshop," 15 Oct. 2019 The elegant pieces, ranging from massive rough-edge conference tables to octagonal ice buckets, largely use traditional joinery and clean lines to highlight the unique grain and quality of the wood used. al, "This local company makes furniture using only local trees," 19 Sep. 2019 New Yorkers can step inside the SoHo space, which was designed by architecture and design firm 8893, to find a series of structures inspire inspired by LA mid-century modern architecture with Japanese joinery. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Get Your Tarot Cards Read at Mother's Mystical NYC Pop-Up," 13 Sep. 2019 Emphasis is placed on job safety, use of hand tools and stationary power tools, materials and hardware, various types of joinery, and component assembly and installation. Staff, al, "Cooking to cryptography: Hoover schools open new center," 5 Aug. 2019 These abstract artworks also nod to centuries-old methods of crafting furniture with joinery techniques executed so precisely that no metal fasteners were required. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "Artists explore American identity in Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibit," 21 June 2018 The cabinets, painted a soft white cream, were built to last, with dovetail joinery and quality hardware. James Alexander,, "Property of the Week: 85 Memorial Drive, West Hartford," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of joinery

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Joinery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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: the work done by a joiner (sense 2)

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