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Mortise and tenon joint explained in detail! Learn everything about oldest and most commonly used joint in woodworking!

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dovetail joint, lap joint, through-dowel joint, and open through mortise and tenon joint

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Dating all the way back to Neolithic times, the mortise and tenon is the oldest wood joint known to mankind. While the specific provenance of the joint is unknown, I'm willing to bet the inventor wasn't a virgin. NSFWIn the thousands of years since, craftspeople have developed an almost absurd

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Black Walnut Mortise and Tenon bench with Wenge inlay. I deburred but left rough sawn to contrast with the top outboard legs.

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