Groove (joinery)

Groove (joinery)

In 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 making and other woodworking fields. Typically, a groove is used to house the panels in frame and panel construction 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 saw with multiple passes (depending on width and depth)
*dado set in a single pass
*spindle moulder (wood shaper)
*hand saw and chisel
*router plane

ee also

* Dado (joinery)
* Tongue and groove
* Groove

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