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The finger jointed paired tenon is a method of having a longer tenon in a narrow leg. The two adjacent tenons share an L-shaped mortise, by having the two mortises…

The double mortise and tenon is a stronger variant of the traditional mortise and tenon, due to the huge increase in glue surface by having two tenons, and the extra…

The castle joint is a fun and easy joint for corners of chairs and tables. It combines a half lap joint with intersecting bridle joints to connect all three parts.…

This brilliant but challenging joint is the wedged blind tenon, also known as the fox tenon because the two wedges look like ears. The blind tenon goes into a tapered…

The mitered tenon allows for longer tenons in a furniture leg by allowing adjacent tenons to occupy the same L-shaped mortise. This is useful in narrow legs, because longer tenons…

The breadboard end is a great joint for the edge of a breadboard or table top. It hides the end grain, accommodates for wood movement, and also prevents cupping of…

The beveled shoulder mortise and tenon joint is a stronger variant of the normal blind mortise and tenon. The full width of the beam is housed into the post, so…

The fencepost mortise and tenon allows two tenons to house in the same mortise of a fencepost. It is essentially two through tenons that occupy the same mortise, which are…

These are plans for the Isuka style tachi kanna, a Japanese scraper plane with a skewed blade. It's often used to tune up the sole of a kanna, but can…

This tomato cage uses half lap joints for its construction, and is designed to fit into the Elevated Planter Box. It's best to use redwood, teak, or cedar to avoid…

This Japanese-inspired plant stand design uses two angled bridle joints and one half lap joint. I originally designed the project as a means to teach those joints to my students.…

The cogged lap joint is a stronger variant of the half lap joint. What makes it stronger is less removal of material from the bottom piece, so it's not weakened…

The keyed through half dovetail is a very strong, removable joint that resembles a through mortise and tenon. The difference here is the mortise has an angled top and bottom,…

The dovetail half lap joint is similar to a regular half lap joint, but the dovetail shape adds additional strength to the joint by preventing it from being pulled apart.…

This is a full sized template for tracing out a scarf joint on the end of a timber. There is a template for a 3" piece and also for a…

The haunched mortise and tenon joint is a variant that adds extra strength against twisting forces. The extra haunch on the tenon give the rail piece a wider contact surface…