In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This shows a simple French mortise and tenon joint with a pin inserted for strength.
- Usually, joiners cut, carved, and painted all the stiles, rails and panels before putting them together with mortise and tenon joints.
- Instead of being a single piece of wood, this was in three separate joints linked with tenons and sockets.
- When I got the paint off, I discovered dovetail and tenon construction from top to bottom.
- Rafter pairs are joined directly to each joist by means of mortise and tenon joints.
- The frame is completely made of wooden parts solidly linked by many mortises and tenons held together by a sophisticated system of brackets.
- The partitions at each side of the long drawers are made with five tenons that pierce the top of the case.
- Tenons have room to expand and contract within the mortise, avoiding splitting.
- A regular tenon provides all the strength the frame will need to stand up to time.
- Both the English and Dutch used heavy timbers to construct mortise and tenon frames.
- We found the remains of five troughs made of wooden planks, connected by mortice and tenon joints.
- Some cabinet doors are held tightly together with long tenons, while others have short tenons that have loosened over time.
- The table makes use of the Japanese mortice and tenon joint, which is an elaborate and exacting piece of carpentry.
- Each piece of furniture is built as if it were full size, with proper mortise and tenon joints rather than glue.
- They employ hand-chiseled mortises and tenons.
- These rails are held together by mortise and tenon joints.
- The crew had difficulty in aligning the tenons on the top of the tower with the mortices on the bottom.
- One piece of wood has tenons that fit into matching sockets drilled into another piece of wood.
- The side boards of the base end in two long tenons that are pinned into the molded feet.
- My joiners grumble when they are asked to make a projecting top with the mortice and tenon construction.
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