I was really pleased with myself for having knocked together two kitchen units last week. (Read about that here.) However, Dad kindly informed me that I’d done this all wrong and that my units needed to be properly jointed. Oops.
Fortunately he was well up for giving me a lesson in how to do this properly. On top of the biscuit jointing I learned when we made the worktops, I now had to learn to make mortice and tenon joints to hold furniture frames together. This was a lot more satisfying than the biscuit joining, as the entire process would be done by hand, using a handsaw and a mallet and chisel.