mortise and tenon


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mortise and tenon

[′mȯrd·əs ən ′ten·ən]
(design engineering)
A type of joint, principally used for wood, in which a hole, slot, or groove (mortise) in one member is fitted with a projection (tenon) from the second member.

mortise and tenon

A joint between two members, formed by fitting a tenon at the end of one member into a mortise cut into the other. See also: Joint
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In these specimens, the mortise and tenon joist-to-post joint shown in Figure 2 has been replaced by a "pinned" joint that is secured by means of what is essentially a "through bolt with dowel nut.
Because of these considerations in addition to the greater load capacity of the multimember frames, similar specimens were developed for evaluating round mortise and tenon joints of the sizes used in furniture frames; however, a common center post was not used.
Results of the tests indicate that round mortise and tenon joints may be used to construct strong durable classroom work tables of both conventional and non-conventional design.
Related research with round mortise and tenon joints indicated that semirigid connection factors range from Z = 7.
A computer controls the X-, Y- and Z-axes, as well as the size of the mortise and tenon.
1999) treated the semirigid behavior of rectangular mortise and tenon joints used in heavy timber flame construction and concluded that the joints should be assumed to carry no moment and that the stiffness of pinned axial connections should be based on pin behavior alone.
Mortise and tenon joints and dowel joints are widely used in furniture construction to join chair posts with side rails and to join parting rails with end panels in case goods.
But when it comes to joinery, several of the most popular methods, including mortise and tenon, rabbet joints and dovetailing, have come to us straight out of history.
The use of round mortise and tenon joints in light timber frame construction provides the means for rapidly assembling house, farm, and light industrial building frames from a limited set of standard precut parts.
Because the mortise and tenon joint has such a large wood to wood surface contact, it makes an excellent joint choice for furniture manufacturers.
25-inch diameter wood dowels (or, pegs) loaded in double shear in traditional rectangular mortise and tenon joints in the oft-cited works of Schmidt and Daniels (1999), Sandberg et al.
About two years ago, the company decided to switch its chair construction from doweling to mortise and tenon joints.