How To Make Mortise-and-Tenon Joints

The mortise-and-tenon joint is one of the strongest joint types for one simple reason: the fastener (the tenon) is actually part of the workpiece. In addition to their great strength, mortise-and-tenon joints are exceptionally versatile. Because you cut the parts of the joint yourself; you can give them just about any size or configu­ration you want. You can also reinforce them in any of a number of ways (if you want to reinforce them). Throughout this book, you’ll find many variations of the basic mortise-and-tenon joint.

THE MORTISE-AND-TENON is one of the simplest and strongest wood joints. It’s comprised of a narrow tenon carved in the end of one mating workpiece, which fits into a mortise hole In the other mating workpiece. The joint can simply be glued, or you can reinforce it with dowels or wedges.

How To Make A Mortise and Tenon Joint 

Watch Paul Sellers as he teaches you how to make a mortise and tenon joint, one of the three most common woodworking joints. The mortise and tenon is a strong joint that can withstand all kinds of stresses and strains to support and uphold structures. It is used in furniture-making to make chairs, tables, beds, and many more projects.

How To Cut Perfect Mortise and Tenon Joints in Minutes

How to Make Mortise and Tenon Joints with Hand Tools

Learn how to make a simple, yet strong, hand cut Mortise & Tenon joint with traditional woodworking hand tools.

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