A Beginner’s Guide to Joinery Adelaide

In previous blogs, we’ve talked about the ‘baby steps’ in getting your joinery shop set up, the tools you’ll need, and the projects that you can accept as a beginner. However, we never really delved into the actual skills that you need to get started with your joinery Adelaide business. That’s why we’re going to make it up to you by introducing the five basic skills of joinery. You can click for info on our latest posts, or you can subscribe to get notifications straight to your inbox.


Cutting Wood

We get it – cutting wood is basic, and everyone knows that already. But we want to be clear that If you can’t cut a piece of wood properly, there is no way you’re ever going to join one piece with another and make something useful. Click here to learn more on how to cut wood the right way.


Drilling Holes

While your collection of saws is an essential part of your job, you will probably use your drill even more. Unlike saws, there are only two types of drills: the hand-held drill and the drill press. We are very much familiar with the former – portable drills are available in plug-in and cordless. On the other hand, a drill presses us a type of drill that’s mounted at the end of a shaft that can be extended straight down to an adjustable table where you clamp or hold the piece of wood that you plan to drill. You can click for info on other drills that will be relevant in the joinery process.


Choosing Screws

When you walk down the ‘fasteners aisle’ at your local hardware store or home centre, you will find different arrays of screws. Yes, every screw starts with the same concept; an inclined plane that’s wrapped helically around an axis. However, the similarity ends there. Click here to know more about the different screws you will encounter and the ones that you will use the most.



If you know how to handle a saw, you also need to know how to handle a disc sander; it comes in a close second to the saw. Apart from the ever-popular disc sander, there are also other varieties for sanding. Block, bench, orbital, belt and a wide collection different-shaped sanders are all available for you to use – depending on the situation. There’s no other step that’s as important to creating a splendidly finished wood project than sanding the entire thing. Similar to the saw, each of these sanders has different specialties. Click here to know what they are.



Here’s a simple fact: nothing is finished until it’s truly finished. Whether you’re staining, painting, clear-coating, or waxing, your joinery project is going to depend on what the project is truly about. Learn more about it here. You can also click for info on that one here.


These are five important skills that every joiner needs to know and master. It will help them build beautiful works of art. Like many things in life, it will only take minutes to understand them, but years to master.