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Joinery   /dʒˈɔɪnəri/   Listen

Fine woodwork done by a joiner.
The craft of a joiner.  Synonym: cabinetmaking.

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"Joinery" Quotes from Famous Books

... house-joiner; and a capital one he ought to be, capable of directing all the circumstances in the construction of the walls, which the execution of the plan will require. Such a workman cannot be got here. Nothing can be worse done than the house-joinery of Paris. Besides that his speaking the language perfectly would be essential, I think this character must be got from England. There are no workmen in wood, in Europe, comparable to those of England. I submit to you, therefore, the following ...
— Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson - Volume I • Thomas Jefferson

... were greatly mischievous to himself, and for that reason, among others, perhaps fatal to his country,—measures, the effects of which, I am afraid, are forever incurable. He made an administration so checkered and speckled, he put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed, a cabinet so variously inlaid, such a piece of diversified mosaic, such a tessellated pavement without cement,—here a bit of black stone and there a bit of white, patriots and courtiers, king's ...
— The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12) • Edmund Burke

... do not know," he answered. "These goods are supplied to us with many others, such as joinery and carving, by one Septimus, who is a contractor and, they say, a head priest among the Christians, employing many hands at his shops in the poor streets yonder. One or more of them must be designers of taste, since of late ...
— Pearl-Maiden • H. Rider Haggard

... the laying out of the more complicated dovetail joints that the highest skill is required, because exactness is of more importance in this work than in any other article in joinery. In order to do this work accurately follow out the examples given, and you will soon be able to make a beautiful dovetail corner, and do ...
— Carpentry for Boys • J. S. Zerbe

... shrubs and blossoms a towering dome based upon four-square walls of variegated marbles and alabasters studded with carbuncles[FN192] and its ceiling was supported upon columns of the finest stone with joinery of lign-aloes and sandal, and they dubbed its cupola with jewels and precious stones and arabesque'd[FN193] it with gold and silver. Then they made therein four saloons more, each fronting other, and at the head of one and all was a ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 5 • Richard F. Burton

Words linked to "Joinery" :   woodworking, carpentry, woodwork, cabinetmaking

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