When two pieces of wood have to be joined at an angle, the joint if not too long may be mitred as in Fig. 494, that is, the two pieces are cut to a level so that the plane of the joint bisects the angle. This is called the "mitre."

Mitred Joint 100395

Fig. 493

Mitred Joint 100396

Fig. 494.

Fig. 495. This joint depends entirely upon the glue unless strengthened by a slip feather dotted in Fig. 494.

Fig. 495. This joint depends entirely upon the glue unless strengthened by a slip feather dotted in Fig. 494.

Fig- 495 is a modification of this joint which can be nailed both ways and is good for exterior angles. Other modifications are shown in Part II.

Scribing is cutting the edge of a board to fit an irregular surface; thus the skirting in Fig. 545, if not tongued into the floor (as shown), would be scribed at the bottom to fit the boards supposing they were uneven.