Download Mortise And Tenon Joinery
Pics. Mortise and tenon joinery is both attractive and structurally solid. Because of that it is one of the most widely used joinery in woodworking, with uses ranging from traditional frame and panel doors to furniture.
A mortise and tenon joint is one of the most basic and strong ways to join two boards together, but it takes a bit more time (and more tools) than some of the other joinery if you're more inclined to use hand tools, here's a great video on how to mark, cut, and chisel a mortise and tenon joint by hand. The mortise and tenon joint functions by inserting one end of a piece of wood into a hole in another piece of wood. We still had to clip the 32″ brace tenon a little at the bottom.
Measuring the strength of various joints in a test fixture.
How to make mortise and tenon joints with hand tools. To help eliminate joinery conflicts there are two different sizes of knee braces: A 36″ (aqua) and a 32″ (green). The wood whisperer provides a great introduction to the mortise and tenon joint and demonstrates how to use these tools and jigs for cutting perfect joints.