Through mortise and tenon trestle base with wedged English walnut salvaged from NE Portland, held together with a wedged peg. Incense cedar finished with locally made product Landark. Fir reclaimed from an old industrial building in the Pearl District.

Through mortise and tenon trestle base with wedged English walnut salvaged from NE Portland, held together with a wedged peg. Incense cedar finished with locally made product Landark. Fir reclaimed from an old industrial building in the Pearl District.

Black Walnut Mortise and Tenon bench with Wenge inlay. I deburred but left rough sawn to contrast with the top outboard legs.

Black Walnut Mortise and Tenon bench with Wenge inlay. I deburred but left rough sawn to contrast with the top outboard legs.

Mortise and tenon joint explained in detail! Learn everything about oldest and most commonly used joint in woodworking!

Mortise and tenon joint explained in detail! Learn everything about oldest and most commonly used joint in woodworking!

Reference: The Ultimate Wood Joint Visual Reference Guide Here's a handy resource for your next design-build project

Reference: The Ultimate Wood Joint Visual Reference Guide Here's a handy resource for your next design-build project

Dating all the way back to Neolithic times, the mortise and tenon is the oldest wood joint known to mankind. While the specific provenance of the joint is unknown, I'm willing to bet the inventor wasn't a virgin. NSFWIn the thousands of years since, craftspeople have developed an almost absurd

Dating all the way back to Neolithic times, the mortise and tenon is the oldest wood joint known to mankind. While the specific provenance of the joint is unknown, I'm willing to bet the inventor wasn't a virgin. NSFWIn the thousands of years since, craftspeople have developed an almost absurd

Wedged Mortise and Tenon This joint will never loosen! By Tom Caspar   Tap, tap, tap. The wedges go home, the glue squeezes out and a big smile lights up your face. “This joint isn’t coming apart for a hundred years,” you say. “It’s as solid as a rock!” Making a wedged mortise-andtenon joint is richly rewarding. Once you understand how it works (see "How the Joint Works," right), you …

Wedged Mortise and Tenon This joint will never loosen! By Tom Caspar Tap, tap, tap. The wedges go home, the glue squeezes out and a big smile lights up your face. “This joint isn’t coming apart for a hundred years,” you say. “It’s as solid as a rock!” Making a wedged mortise-andtenon joint is richly rewarding. Once you understand how it works (see "How the Joint Works," right), you …

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