Definition of joinery in English:



mass noun
  • 1The wooden components of a building, such as stairs, doors, and door and window frames, viewed collectively.

    ‘the timber is in demand for furniture and interior joinery’
    • ‘That sensibility is inevitably - and necessarily manifest in the components and joinery of the building.’
    • ‘Most lattice panels of this region and period were made of many small components held together by complex joinery.’
    • ‘The massive walls work well as heat sinks, but the beautiful timber walls, with all their complex joinery, are too porous to hold heat.’
    • ‘The cost of joinery in the main debating chamber has more than doubled, from £5m to almost £12m.’
    • ‘Router bits and shaper cutters are available in several profiles, making it easy to achieve traditional door frame joinery.’
    • ‘It boasts many original features including joinery, fireplaces, window boxes and timber ceilings.’
    • ‘This rawness plays against the finesse of the timber joinery and gives the interiors a fresh edge.’
    • ‘There is an excellent range of colours and it makes superb flooring panelling, joinery and furniture.’
    • ‘They toured the house, which is in an intact state with all its original plaster-work, joinery and fireplaces, and much of the original furniture.’
    • ‘Botched proportions, crude swing-hinge ‘Georgian’ windows and clumsy joinery are the norm.’
    • ‘In this way it can help the owner of a property to get the right sort of windows, joinery or plaster finish on their building.’
    • ‘Timber framing refers to a specific type of post and beam construction in which solid wood timbers are joined by means of traditional wooden joinery.’
    • ‘Teak furniture is generally all made with mortise and tendon joinery.’
    • ‘He and his colleagues repair roofs, aluminum joinery and vertical walls of skyscrapers.’
    • ‘To make a room feel more spacious, use cool colours and paint joinery and walls the same shade.’
    • ‘Working alone, Stevens produces his furniture from resawn veneers and air-dried solid wood using traditional joinery.’
    • ‘A log building expert analyzed features such as handwrought nails, log joinery, and floor plans.’
    • ‘The house has highly decorated interiors with lavish plasterwork, inlaid floors and exquisite joinery.’
    • ‘Connoisseurs of American furniture have always taken a hard line about joinery.’
    • ‘So, as of this weekend, my home is filled with furniture which was previously in my grandmother's unit, most of it in the same dark joinery of my home.’
    1. 1.1 The activity or skill of a joiner.
      ‘he quickly mastered the techniques of joinery’
      • ‘The two Stuarts travelled with a group including part-time lecturer in carpentry and joinery, James Henderson.’
      • ‘‘I was inspired by him because of his joinery, his designs and his personality,’ said Ahadi.’
      • ‘Mr Stevenson offers all general building services including plastering, joinery and brickwork.’
      • ‘Even students who are funnelled to the ‘trades’ will need to be trained to work in plumbing and joinery as the applied sciences they are.’
      • ‘John Joe O'Reilly, lecturer in carpentry and joinery said: ‘We are delighted with their achievements.’’
      • ‘A joiner by trade, Stuart has a lifelong passion for boating and has used his joinery skills to update parts of the former lifeboat.’
      • ‘Apart from building sites, the other locations for members were the many joinery shops which prefabricated doors and frames.’
      • ‘Said Robert: ‘Boat building was very different from ordinary joinery.’’
      • ‘As an Instructor in carpentry and joinery at Fás in Ballytivnan, Basil is more than qualified to lead this team.’
      • ‘The workshop will also include a degree of joinery and painting of the finished forms.’
      • ‘Henry soon realised that his son was as skilled in design as he was in construction and moved his son from joinery to architecture.’
      • ‘It was only a series of coincidences that saw Gary enter the theatrical world, instead of the world of joinery.’
      • ‘Trainees can specialize in two-year courses in joinery, metalwork, agricultural machinery maintenance, and construction skills.’
      • ‘He is planning to teach his joinery skills to people in the area so they can rebuild their homes.’
      • ‘He got involved in wood-work, learning the fine points of joinery and carpentry.’
      • ‘Hemmings went on to execute the woodwork as well as more sophisticated joinery work, including doors and window sashes, at Poplar Forest.’
      • ‘Pat and son Fergus are involved in the Bolger family joinery and furniture business at Wells, Royal Oak.’
      • ‘What is disclosed is that he first cut his teeth in the family joinery and building business alongside his father and uncle.’
      • ‘The craft centre also offers tuition for the public who will be trained in joinery skills and the use of the equipment.’
      • ‘He was looking for under-utilised joinery skills, a resourceful design team as well as local supplies of timber.’