Mortiseand Tenon Joinery

Stronger and more appropriate than dowels or biscuits, mortise-and-tenon joints may be unshouldered (as for seatback slats) or shouldered on anywhere from one to four sides, depending on their intended use and particular design.

Decorative Reinforcements

Lacking applied ornamentation, tho exposed ¬°oinery of Arts and Crafts furniture became the primary decorativo element.

Tusk Mortise and Tenon

Pinned Mortise and Tenon


Two shoulders (seat rails)

Mortise and Tenon

Four shoulders (stretchers)

Four shoulders (stretchers)

H edged Mortise and Tenon

Brackets, though square-edged, unmolded and flat, often are given a gently curved profile.

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