I am planning to build a 38 inch wide 12/4 mahogany door with a thermal window for my front entrance. Although I am a reasonably experienced wood working I am a bit afraid of making large mortise and tenons – and I like to make things as simply as possible. So I am considering two alternatives:
Can I glue up the 12/4 rail and style out of three 4/4 pieces and glue them up such that I create both the mortise and the tenon “artificially”. So, for the rail I would run the middle piece of 4/4 long to create a tenon and for the style I would leave a piece out to create the mortise?
If you don`t like that – how about using domino joints? Are they strong enough?
Any advice would be appreciated.