Timber Frame Construction Details

Mortise and Tenon with Wedge

Wedged Mortise and Tenon Joint

This mortise and tenon joint uses a wedge in conjunction with a tapered tenon and mortise to hold itself together giving you a clean looking connection.  The key in this joints strength is to have all the bearing surfaces between the post, wedge and tenon fit perfectly.  The wedge’s large face faces outwards towards the housing […]

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Hardware Timber Frame Spline Joint

Spline Joinery

It is often the case when you have two or more plates or beams coming together into a post to use a spline in place of a tenon.  The thought process being is if you put a tenon on the end of the beams you risk taking out too much “meat” out of the post […]

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