How to Make a Biscuit Joint

Eliminate nail and screw holes by making simple biscuit joints

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Biscuit joiner
  • Clamps
  • Rags
  • Safety glasses
  • Rubber mallet
  • Tape measure
  • Wood glue

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Biscuits
  • Woodworker's glue
  • Slow-setting woodworkers glue (for larger assemblies requiring multiple biscuit joints)
  • Cardboard shims