Hold Tricky Mitred Corners In Place With Clamps And Scrap Wood

Hold Tricky Mitred Corners In Place With Clamps And Scrap Wood

Mitred corners are tricky to hold when gluing or nailing in place. This tip keeps your corners lined up using standard woodworking clamps and a few pieces of scrap wood.

Save the cut off wood after you cut your 45-degree mitred corners. These will be used to glue to the end of the corners with paper in between. You can then hold the corner together with a standard clamp, without the wood slipping. The video above shows the process in more detail and it’s a great solution if you don’t have corner clamps.

Right angle clamps or corner clamps are made specifically to hold two piece of wood together to hold a right angle. These are extremely handy when gluing mitred corners together or even butt joints. If you are in a pinch and don’t have these specialty clamps available then the scrap and glue method should work.

How to clamp up mitered corners [Chad Stanton (YouTube)]

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