The Carpentry and Woodworking ClipArt gallery includes 61 illustrations of carpenters and woodworking techniques. See the Tools section for examples of woodworking tools such as chisels, clamps, hammers, planes, and saws.

An illustration of a beveled halving joint.

Beveled Halving

An illustration of a beveled halving joint.

A solid mass of wood, stone, etc. used in construction.

Block

A solid mass of wood, stone, etc. used in construction.

To organize, carry, and protect the owner's tools used for trade, hobby or DIY.

Tool Box

To organize, carry, and protect the owner's tools used for trade, hobby or DIY.

A prop or support; a piece of timber extending across a corner from one piece of timber to another.

Brace

A prop or support; a piece of timber extending across a corner from one piece of timber to another.

An illustration of a bridle joint.

Bridle Joint

An illustration of a bridle joint.

Carpenter sawing board.

Carpenter

Carpenter sawing board.

Carpenter using a hammer.

Carpenter

Carpenter using a hammer.

Carpenter using a plane.

Carpenter

Carpenter using a plane.

An artificer who works on timber; a framer and builder of houses and of ships.

Carpenter

An artificer who works on timber; a framer and builder of houses and of ships.

A carpenter measuring wood.

Carpenter

A carpenter measuring wood.

Carpenter using a chisel.

Carpenter

Carpenter using a chisel.

An old man hammering a nail.

Old Man Hammering a Nail

An old man hammering a nail.

Carpenters in the Pyramid Age of Egypt.

Egyptian Carpenters

Carpenters in the Pyramid Age of Egypt.

"Workman drilling a hole in the seat of a chair." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian chairmaker

"Workman drilling a hole in the seat of a chair." — Goodrich, 1844

"Proper position for horizontal chiseling." -Ginn, 1906

Chiseling

"Proper position for horizontal chiseling." -Ginn, 1906

An illustration of cogging.

Cogging

An illustration of cogging.

In Joinery, a common dovetail joint is the most efficient for joining two boards that meet at a right angle. The edges of each board are cut into a series of alternate projections and indentations, which fit into each other, and which by the bevel of their sides prevent the boards from drawing apart.

Common Dovetail Joint

In Joinery, a common dovetail joint is the most efficient for joining two boards that meet at a right…

A common type of stair.

Cut String Stairs

A common type of stair.

An illustration of dovetail halving.

Dovetail Halving

An illustration of dovetail halving.

A wooden box with dovetail joints.

Dovetail joints

A wooden box with dovetail joints.

An illustration of dovetail tenon.

Dovetail Tenon

An illustration of dovetail tenon.

A double floor showing bridging joists at a, binders at b, and ceiling joists at c.

Double Floor

A double floor showing bridging joists at a, binders at b, and ceiling joists at c.

A framed floor showing floor-joists at a, binding-joist at b, ceiling joists at c, and girder at d.

Framed Floor

A framed floor showing floor-joists at a, binding-joist at b, ceiling joists at c, and girder at d.

A single floor showing joists at a, a, a.

Single Floor

A single floor showing joists at a, a, a.

A strutted floor made from crossed struts to secure the floor joists.

Strutted Floor

A strutted floor made from crossed struts to secure the floor joists.

Framed and braced doors consist of of a frame of strengthened by a middle horizontal piece, or 'rail', and by diagonal braces, and filled up with narrow vertical boarding.

Framed and Braced Door

Framed and braced doors consist of of a frame of strengthened by a middle horizontal piece, or 'rail',…

Heidi's grandfather making her a stool.

Heidi's Grandfather

Heidi's grandfather making her a stool.

A Grooved and Tongued Joint is a joint used with boards in the same plane, so that the boards don't shrink and separate.

Grooved and Tongued Joint

A Grooved and Tongued Joint is a joint used with boards in the same plane, so that the boards don't…

An illustration of stub tenon or joggle joint.

Joggle Joint

An illustration of stub tenon or joggle joint.

An illustration of dovetail joint. A dovetail joint or simply dovetail is a joint technique most commonly used in woodworking joinery. Noted for its resistance to being pulled apart (tensile strength), the dovetail joint is commonly used to join for example the sides of a drawer to the front.

Dovetail Joint

An illustration of dovetail joint. A dovetail joint or simply dovetail is a joint technique most commonly…

An illustration of a halving joint.

Halving Joint

An illustration of a halving joint.

An illustration of a housing joint.

Housing Joint

An illustration of a housing joint.

A Lap Dovetail Joint is a type of dovetail joint in joinery.

Lap Dovetail Joint

A Lap Dovetail Joint is a type of dovetail joint in joinery.

A contrivance for shaping, or 'turning', wood, metal, or ivory into forms of a circular or oval section. The simplest form of lathe, and one which is still generally used in India, consists of two rigid centers, between which the object is revolved by means of a piece of cord wound round it, and pulled alternately backwards and forwards. The 'dead-center' lathe, which was commonly used early in the 1800's, was but a modification of this primitive form, preserving its chief drawback of an alternating motion.

Lathe for Wood-turning

A contrivance for shaping, or 'turning', wood, metal, or ivory into forms of a circular or oval section.…

'Ledged and Braced' Doors are similar to ledged doors, but strengthened by diagonal braces between the ledges.

Ledged and Braced Door

'Ledged and Braced' Doors are similar to ledged doors, but strengthened by diagonal braces between the…

Only suitable for inferior purposes, Ledged Doors are made of narrow vertical boards, connected by three horizontal members termed 'ledges', to the uppermost and lowest of which the hinges are fixed.

Ledged Door

Only suitable for inferior purposes, Ledged Doors are made of narrow vertical boards, connected by three…

A place where lumber is piled up and kept for sale.

Lumber-yard

A place where lumber is piled up and kept for sale.

An illustration of wooden boards joined by match joints.

Match Joints, Boards Joined by

An illustration of wooden boards joined by match joints.

A wooden box with mitre joints.

Mitre joints

A wooden box with mitre joints.

An illustration of mortice and tenon.

Mortice and Tenon

An illustration of mortice and tenon.

A mortise and tenon joint is a type of joint in the art of Joinery. These joints are commonly used in forming framework, the tenon (projecting piece) fitting tightly into the the mortise (hole), and then glued in place.

Mortise and Tenon Joint

A mortise and tenon joint is a type of joint in the art of Joinery. These joints are commonly used in…

"Mortising is a method of insertion in which the projecting extremity of one timber is received into a perforation in another." — Wells, 1857

Mortising

"Mortising is a method of insertion in which the projecting extremity of one timber is received into…

"Mortising is a method of insertion in which the projecting extremity of one timber is received into a perforation in another." — Wells, 1857

Mortising

"Mortising is a method of insertion in which the projecting extremity of one timber is received into…

"Mortising is a method of insertion in which the projecting extremity of one timber is received into a perforation in another." — Wells, 1857

Mortising

"Mortising is a method of insertion in which the projecting extremity of one timber is received into…

An illustration of notching.

Notching

An illustration of notching.

A style of joint employed in the art of Joinery (the making and fitting of the interior wood-work of a building).

Ploughed and Tongued Joint

A style of joint employed in the art of Joinery (the making and fitting of the interior wood-work of…

A joint made so that the space created by the shrinkage of wood is filled by the fillet, preventing air and dust from penetrating in between the boards.

Rebated and Filleted Joint

A joint made so that the space created by the shrinkage of wood is filled by the fillet, preventing…

The four fundamental forms of resistance: A, to tension; B, to compression parallel to fiber; C, to compression at right angle to fiber; D, to transverse tension; F, fiber of wood. Arrows indicate direction of force.

The Forms of Resistance

The four fundamental forms of resistance: A, to tension; B, to compression parallel to fiber; C, to…

"a. shank for fixing the implement to a bench; c. punch, hinged to a base b and e; and pressed upward by springs; h. screw-support for the back of the blade; d. gauge which may be adjusted for different-sized teeth. The blade is moved along to bring alternate teeth under the punch, which his struck with a hammer." —Whitney, 1889

Saw Set for a Work Bench

"a. shank for fixing the implement to a bench; c. punch, hinged to a base b and e; and pressed upward…

A mill for sawing timber or marble, etc.

Saw-mill

A mill for sawing timber or marble, etc.

A saw-set is an "instrument used to wrest or turn the teeth of saws alternately to the right left so that they may make a kerf somewhat wider than the thickness of the blade. Also called saw-wrest. b. anvil used for setting saws in saw-factories, the setting being performed by blows of the peculiarly shaped hammer; a. Every second tooth is set in one direction, and, the saw-blade being turned over, the intervening teeth are set in the reverse direction; c and d are notched levers by which in ordinary setting the alternate teeth are set in opposite directions." —Whitney, 1889

Collection of Saw-Sets

A saw-set is an "instrument used to wrest or turn the teeth of saws alternately to the right left so…

This illustration includes numerous types of saws: a. Circular saw (right-hand and left-hand saws have the teeth running opposite directions); b. section of circular saw showing flange at c; d. concave saw; e. circular saw with inserted teeth; f. mill-saw; g. ice-saw; h. cross-cut saw; i. band-saw; j. rip-saw; k. hand-saw; l. panel-saw; m. pruning-saw; n. whip-saw; o. wood-saw; p. keyhole or compass-saw; q. back-saw; r. bow-back butchers' saw.

Collection of Saws

This illustration includes numerous types of saws: a. Circular saw (right-hand and left-hand saws have…

A particular method of uniting two pieces of timber together by the extremities, the end of one being cut or notched so as to fit into the other, making the part where the junction takes place of the same thickness as the rest of the pieces of timber.

Scarfing Design

A particular method of uniting two pieces of timber together by the extremities, the end of one being…

"A tool used by cabinet-makers in dressing off and smoothing veneers, etc." —Whitney, 1889
<p>The illustration shows two scrapers working on the wood and shows the form of the edges.

Scrapers for Making Cabinets

"A tool used by cabinet-makers in dressing off and smoothing veneers, etc." —Whitney, 1889 The…

"A wood-working tool with a straight or a curved blade and with one or two handles, used to remove address-marks from packing boxes and in finishing fine woodwork. a. handles; b. blades; c. scraper" &mdash;Whitney, 1889

Collection of Wood Scrapers

"A wood-working tool with a straight or a curved blade and with one or two handles, used to remove address-marks…

"Screw-punch. a, bed; b, yoke, on the inner sides of which are slides for the cross-head c; d, the punch proper; e, nut for the screw; f, weighted lever by which the screw is made to exert its power upon the punch d." -Whitney, 1911

Screw Punch

"Screw-punch. a, bed; b, yoke, on the inner sides of which are slides for the cross-head c; d, the punch…

A number of screws, all used in carriage-making and carpentry. "A, B, C, D, and E are special forms of wood-screws in common use." &mdash;Whitney, 1889

Collection of Screws Used in Carriage-Making and Carpentry

A number of screws, all used in carriage-making and carpentry. "A, B, C, D, and E are special forms…

A bundle of wooden roof shingles for market.

Shingles

A bundle of wooden roof shingles for market.

Clapboard or bevel siding is the horizontal and overlapping style of laying board on the exterior of a house. "C, clapboard siding, g being rabbeted at the lower margins and g' simply overlapped." -Whitney, 1911

Clapboard Siding

Clapboard or bevel siding is the horizontal and overlapping style of laying board on the exterior of…

A six-panelled door is used mostly in the construction of housing the uppermost pair of panels are termed the 'frieze' panels, the other panels being respectively 'middle' or 'bottom', according to their position, the horizontal frame members taking the names  of 'top rail', 'frieze rail', 'middle' or 'lock rail', and 'bottom rail'.

Six-Panelled Door

A six-panelled door is used mostly in the construction of housing the uppermost pair of panels are termed…