A square-cut joint, also known as a butt joint, is a simple woodworking technique for joining two pieces of wood at right angles using an adhesive or nails. In this method, each piece of wood is cut straight across and butted up against each other. It is the easiest type of joint to make, as it does not require complex designs or angles. However, it is not as strong as other joints and is not suitable for heavy loads. Cabinetmakers frequently use square-cut joints when constructing the carcass or frame of cabinetry. Screws or other fasteners can cause the wood to crack or split unless holes are pre-drilled.