Definition Of rabbet

noun

a step-shaped recess cut along the edge or in the face of a piece of wood, typically forming a match to the edge or tongue of another piece.

a rabbet joint

make a rabbet in (a piece of wood).

Imagine getting a door slab, an unassembled door jamb, hinges and door hardware and having to do all the mortising, drilling, rabbeting on site.

Example Of rabbet

  • a rabbet joint

  • A neater and stronger solution was to rabbet the drawer sides to accept both the drawer bottom and the runners.

  • Imagine getting a door slab, an unassembled door jamb, hinges and door hardware and having to do all the mortising, drilling, rabbeting on site.

  • It would be a mistake to rabbet the edge first: the fence would have no surface to guide it for subsequent cuts.

  • Of course, the miter and lap could be made by rabbeting and making the 45 degree cut with a shoulder plane.


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