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Specifications for Exterior Woodworking Joint #11




 

 

 
     
#11
DOUBLE FLOATING MORTISE AND TENON
     
 

 

An efficient effort toward a strong joint with double the glue mass of a single tenon

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  \specifications for joinery #11
   
JOINERY #11
     

 

Charles tapping the tenons in place. An important caveat; the added tenon is of less value when it fits too loosely within it's mortise.

Because the joint at the top hinge stile bears the greatest load, we may implement the double-tenon only here. With the bottom tenon serving largely to maintain the lateral integrity.

Building a wood gate with double tenons
   
JOINERY #11
     

 

Nothing fancy. To insure an effective service, the tenons must be tight enough they require tapping into place. A double tenon not only doubles the glue mass, it doubles the shoulders.

How to build a wood gate with Prowell's joinery #11
   
JOINERY #11
     

Wood Gates with Double Tenons from Prowell

 
   
JOINERY #11
     

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Driveway Gate Style #32

gate joinery #11g

 

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