Category Archives: Mortise and Tenon Joint

Frame #168: Tabernacle Style

This will be the third Tabernacle style frame I’ve been commissioned to make and I truly love the challenge of them.  I know there’s a lot of historical background for this style but at this point, I’m making them based … Continue reading

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Tabernacle Frame # 148

In my last published post I had just begun to work on a Tabernacle Frame, an exciting project to say the least.  If you recall, the plan was to first make the spandrel (gold leafed panel that surrounds the painting) … Continue reading

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Sofa Table with Kumiko : Starting Point

Lately I’ve been intrigued with the Japanese form of woodworking called Kumiko, you’ve probably seen the two boxes I recently completed using that technique as an accent. I’ve seen a few images of the Kumiko being used in furniture as … Continue reading

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Building a Bookcase; My Approach

My current furniture project is a small bookcase made of Walnut.  I talked about my design approach and the requirements for it in my last blog.  While working away in the solitude of the shop I started thinking about why … Continue reading

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Sliding Door: Joinery

The last blog was all about preparing the stock for this sliding door which is followed by the joinery.  All joints are mortise and tenon and vary from 2″ to 1 1/2″ in length.  Following the 1/3 customary rule they … Continue reading

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Patio Table: Phase 2

In the last blog the table base was in progress.  Fine Woodworking had a video series by Gary Rogowski showing the way he built a trestle table which I used for inspiration.  As you’ll see, I don’t like to build … Continue reading

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Patio Table

Thankfully, there’s always another project to keep me occupied — as you know; I don’t relax well.  Our house here is Phoenix has a large, covered back patio where Diane and I find ourselves having lunch daily.  What better project … Continue reading

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