Art Of Mitring: How To Join Mouldings;
Or, The Arts Of Mitring and Coping
by Owen Maginnis



The Art Of Mitring, by Owen Maginnis, 1892, was and is a valuable resource for working carpenters and an essential component for any library. Maginnis was a practical carpenter who authored technical books on the finer points of building construction.

The Art Of Mitring covers the cutting of miter joints, simple and complex mouldings, coping, etc. "A complete treatise on the proper modern methods to apply practically in joining mouldings. A book for working carpenters, joiners, cabinet-makers, picture framer makers and wood-workers. Clearly and simply explained by over 40 engravings, with full directive text."

  • Paperback: 82 pages
  • Publisher: Toolemera Press, The (August 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780982532966
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

Introduction by Gary Roberts, Publisher - The Toolemera Press

“There is no carpenter, cabinet-maker, or other artisan, who will not find it a benefit to be thoroughly familiar with the proper methods to follow in joining mouldings together, or as it is technically termed, “mitring” them, etc.” Owen B. Maginnis, 1892

While major texts on architecture, carpentry, joinery and cabinet-making had offered some instructions to the artisan in the laying our and forming of the mitre joint, none had offered an explanation in a manner both readily understood and usable in daily work.

Owen Maginnis saw fit (no pun intended) to write of his practical expertise in the finer points of creating the mitre joint. Clearly stated, thoroughly explained and illustrated by over 40 engravings, The Art Of Mitring discusses the practices of mitring versus coping and when to choose either form. The author describes how to determine suitable angles, how to layout cut lines and what tools are best suited to the tasks.