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Mortise and tenon door constructed. Fence made out of decking treated lumber, routed to be tongue and groove fitted. Posts are concrete filled composite posts.
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posted 03-08-2010 11:02 PM
Wow, that looks pretty nice. Is it yours or did you build it for someone else?
posted 03-08-2010 11:04 PM
This was for myself. I needed a fence right there and I built it so I could show other people some fence work. Occasionally I will bring a customer by to look at it or send the pic for him to see.
It was a fun build, and the door is sturdy. Its amazing how strong mortise and tenon joinery is.
posted 03-08-2010 11:08 PM
I am hoping to learn how to do some mortise & tenon, I am really trying to stretch the type of work I do, but I have to stretch my knowledge with it.
posted 03-08-2010 11:28 PM
I hear ya! We all need to do more with this economy. I just added a metal bending siding job to my repertoire. We will see how that goes- HAHA.
As far as the tenoning goes, a slip tenon is the easiest way to do it. You can see how at this link:
The easier way for smaller doors and frames is with a KREGS jig sold at Lowes. This is FAST and easy. Plus the product is sturdy. Check this out:
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