How is a mortise and tenon joint constructed?

How is a mortise and tenon joint constructed?

It is a locked (pegged) mortise and tenon technique that consists of cutting two mortises into the edges of two planks; a separate rectangular tenon is then inserted in the two mortises. The assembly is then locked in place by driving a dowel through one or more holes drilled through mortise side wall and tenon.

What type of joint is a mortise and tenon?

A mortise and tenon is a type of joint that is made up of two parts. The tenon portion of the joint works as a peg, and the mortis is the hole or slot into which the tenon is inserted. The pieces are then glued together during assembly.

What are the uses of mortise and tenon joint?

While not as visually appealing as dovetail joints, the mortise and tenon joint can be used by woodworkers of all skill levels to build furniture and other woodworking projects. The mortise and tenon joint functions by inserting one end of a piece of wood into a hole in another piece of wood. It’s that simple.

Why is a mortise and tenon joint strong?

When a deeper, fully enclosed mortise is cut to accept a longer tenon, you end up with a much stronger joint (drawing above). Since the sides of the mortise are supported by the wood on either end, the chance of splitting is much less likely. Greater gluing surface is another benefit.

Why is the mortise and tenon joint strong?

The mortise and tenon joint is another one of the strongest and most appealing woodwork joints able to be made because of its flush fitting design. Like the dovetail joint this woodwork joint can be difficult to properly construct but it is incredibly strong and aesthetically pleasing if constructed well.

What are the advantages of mortise and tenon joint?

Should you cut the mortise or tenon first?

To make a mortise and tenon joint, always cut the mortise first because it’s much easier to cut the tenon to fit an existing mortise than the other way around.

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