Joinery Through The Ages


From as far back as the 17th century, woodwork has been seen as an important part of a home’s construction.

In the middle ages the upper classes looked after their woodworks and there were even heavy luxuries which were so finely decorated fromavailable wood, such as massive statues and highly shaped arches .

When Henry the Second was Regent, he was given accommodation in a mansion which had been decorated to a certain degree in deeply engraved woodwork.

In all probability Henry has been the ancestor of the modern concept of fine hardwood flooring.

The woodworking craftsmanship boomed in the 16th and 17th century with some of the finest Hadrian’s era of craftsmanship.

During the period from 17th to 18th century there had been a huge influx of skilled woodworkers.

Because the wood would now cost as much as gold was then worth it, Four Companies in London guaranteed to meet any woodwork design requirements on anybody’s budget.

By today’s standards how a piece of woodwork was made then is really comparable to ” 1929 Sears”.

The joinery of that era was pure art, you needed exceptionally precise tools, and the chisels which cut the face of the wood had to be as plain as you will possible work with wood whilst maintaining the structure and design.

Very few people who produced superior cabinets had any training in only the most simple of woodworking methods.

Currently the demands of machinery have made woodworking beyond the reach of many more people.

With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, woodworking was devalued and with it the industry of wood working was no more.

Nowadays, woodwork and joinery is a very important part of building a home, and these fine details are what ties a home together with the final parts that make the house livable.