This particular joint dates back thousands of years, and craftsmen have relied on its strength and durability for good reason. It is usually the first joint learnt as a carpentry student and is perhaps one of the simplest joints to create, however more intricate variations can be mastered over time.

The process involves joining two pieces of wood together at a 90 degree angle to create a flush finish. The mortise and tenon joint is used in most woodwork projects which require a high level of strength such as windows, doors, panelling and cabinetry.

This joint is made up of two parts, the mortise and the tenon. The mortise is a hole created from removing timber from one piece of wood which creates a rectangular hole. This then allows for a protruding tenon, which is crafted at the end of another piece of wood, to fit in securely. The joint can then be secured with the aid of adhesive, a wedge and a dowel.

There are three common types of this joint; stopped, through and angled, all of which are commonly used in our own workshop for their strength and versatility.

If you’re about to embark on a joinery project that you’d like some advice and guidance on, contact our team today on 01743 851339.