The doors on Andrew Hunter’s country hutch are rock solid. The rails and stiles are joined with haunched through-tenons, which are suited to hand-tool woodworking in a variety of ways: Through-mortises are easier to chop by hand than stopped mortises, and offer the option of adding wedges to the tenons for greater strength. The haunch adds glue surface and increases resistance to twisting, and it also makes the job of cutting grooves for the panels simpler.
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