- Groove (joinery)
joinery, a groove is a slot or trench cut into a member which runs parallel to the grain. A groove is thus differentiated from a dado, which runs across the grain.
Grooves are used for a range of purposes in
cabinet makingand other woodworkingfields. Typically, a groove is used to house the panels in frame and panelconstruction and the bottoms drawers.
A groove may be "through", meaning that it passes all the way through the surface and its ends are open, or "stopped", meaning that one or both of the ends finish before the groove meets edge of the surface.
A groove can be cut by the following methods:
*electric router using a straight or rebate bit
circular sawwith multiple passes (depending on width and depth)
dado setin a single pass
spindle moulder(wood shaper)
hand sawand chisel
Tongue and groove
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