mortise-and-tenon joint


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mortise-and-tenon joint
A joint between two wood members that is formed by fitting a tenon at the end of the one member into a mortise in the other member; the mortise and the tenon are usually cut or shaped with a mallet and chisel. After fitting the tenon into the mortise, a hole is drilled through them with an auger; then a wooden peg (treenail) is driven into the hole to secure the joint. Also called a mortise-and-pegged joint.
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This study investigated the design, construction, testing, and performance characteristics of wall cabinets constructed with round mortise-and-tenon joints that are suitable for use in classrooms, school libraries, and homes.
In Egypt, however, the only use of locked mortise-and-tenon joints is in prefabricated panels on the Khufu ships' cabins, a repair to a plank on the Carnegie Dashur boat, and in a repair to a mortise-and-tenon joint in a Lisht plank (Ward 2000: 67, 98, 112).
The traditional joints were the mortise-and-tenon joint (Fig.
Today there are reliable glues, but earlier users of mortise-and-tenon joints had to rely on just the tight fit or various methods of using edges and pegs to keep the joints tight, either alone or to reinforce the inadequate glue that had to be used.
Also, the simulated mortise-and-tenon joint setup may have contributed to more tenon splits than would be observed for a real joint.
The presence in Eastern Mediterranean waters of a hull built using laced cordage as well as mortise-and-tenon joints is a pivotal datum in maritime history.
Completely re-engineered sash features authentic-looking mortise-and-tenon joints (versus mitered joints found on most windows today), a tall bottom rail commonly found on traditional windows, and a beautiful chamfer milling detail along the check rail.