Joinery is, very simply, the method used to connect or fasten two or more pieces of furniture together. In this case, when a table has broken in two, the join needs to be invisible.
The restoration of a chair from start to finish
Reconstruction of a Chippendale chair
The pierced back splat of this Chippendale chair was painstakingly reconstructed with carefully integrated replacement sections .
Reconstruction of a pierced cornice on an 18th Century English secretary
Here’s a similar but more extensive restoration of the pierced cornice of a large 18th century English bookcase.