The mortise and tenon joint, though popularly known and understood, isn’t used by many because it takes time for it to be mastered. But once you figure it out, you will have in your arsenal one strong and hardy piece of furniture when executed correctly.
A mortise is a square hole and a tenon is the square that fits into the hole. Once glued together it makes for one superior joint. If glued, it will solidify two pieces of lumber together, and is far stronger than if just butted together (a butt joint.)
It takes a little practice, but these joints will be great when putting together tables and chairs or projects of any sort. Check out this video below on making a tenon using a table saw. Hopefully it will be of help to you in making that fantastic piece of furniture.
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