Joinery handbook – for softwood furniture production

Joinery handbook – for softwood furniture production

Date Published

26 October 2022

Document Type




The Joinery Handbook is the result of a collaboration between Swedish Wood, the Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry (TMF), universities and colleges.

The content of this book is aimed at large companies, smaller joinery workshops and students who work in the design and production of furniture and fittings, predominantly in softwood. Each chapter opens with a general presentation of its content, along with a few perspectives on history and aesthetics.

Key Information

The book is split into chapters that lead the reader through a process from initial concept to final product. Sustainability, particularly of the ecological kind, is a key factor to take into account in every stage of the process.

However, the book also gives financial considerations plenty of attention, while also including a little about the historical and aesthetic dimensions. We have chosen to highlight these aspects as parts of a broader sustainability perspective.


Case studies

Inn The Park is a new restaurant in St James’ Park, the oldest of London’s Royal Parks. The brief from the client, the Royal Parks Agency (RPA), was ‘to create a high quality and low-profile building which must nevertheless advertise its presence.’

The Sutton Hoo estate – a substantial house built in 1910 in grounds of 99 hectares, including the gravefi eld site – was donated in 1998 to the National Trust, who commissioned architect van Heyningen and Haward to design a new visitor centre.