Mortise and Tenon Joints for Cabinet Doors
How to make a frame with a simple variation on mortise-and-tenon joinery. Watch how to make a haunched tenon on the tablesaw and cut mortises with a router.
The mortise-and-tenon joint is simple and strong, well suited for the frame in frame-and-panel construction. Woodworker and teacher Andy Rae covers the construction of this joint step by step. In this video, he shows how to make the joint with haunched tenons. It’s a variation that makes the joint somewhat simpler to construct because you can plow a groove the full length of each stile and rail to house the panel; the haunch fills the groove at the end of the stiles.