Chair Joinery: Tapered Tenons & Tapered Mortises

LV reamer IMG 2058 300x225 Chair Joinery: Tapered Tenons & Tapered Mortises


Because chairs take abuse like a rented mule, the simple mortise-and-tenon joint is sometimes not enough. In traditional Windsor chair construction, the legs and spindles are attached to the plank seat using tenons that are cone-shaped along their lengths. So the mortises have to be the same shape. These tapered joints are clever. The more Continue reading»

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