Mortising - Woodworking And Stair Carpentry
Mortising is used along with a tenon to fasten two pieces of wood together. The mortise is the hole that's cut into one of the boards that you're going to be fastening together and the tenon is the shaped part of the board that slides into the mortise. Wood workers still use use this method today to assemble furniture, woodworking projects and believe it or not, even in timber frame construction.
Believe It Or Not
I was doing some research on mortising, when I came across an
interesting article on ancient woodworking. They mentioned the use of
mortise and tenon joints on large ships that were found, in different
parts of the world.
Some of these woodworking masterpieces are over 4000 years old. It just goes to show you, when you have something that works, keep doing it.
Stairs / Stair Glossary
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