Joinery Technique - Mortise & Tenon

Mortise & Tenon

Mortis and Tenon is a traditional woodworking technique used to join two piece of lumber at a 90 degree angle. Among other products, The Joinery uses mortise & tenon joints when building their dining chairs. The photograph above shows a dining chair apron tenon which is being inserted into a mortise on the chair leg.

Mortise & Tenon

You can find mortise & tenon joinery used in all sorts of materials including metal, stone, glass, and brick. Mortise & tenon joints have been used for many millenniums. From the obelisks of ancient Egypt to our very own woodshop; mortise and tenons help our ideas take shape.


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