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Specifications for Exterior Woodworking Joint #11




 

 

#11
Double Floating Mortise and Tenon.
 

An efficient effort toward a strong joint with double the glue mass of a single tenon

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Charles tapping the tenons in place. An important caveat; the added tenon is of less value when it fits too loosely within it's mortise.

Because the joint at the top hinge stile bears the greatest load, we may implement the double-tenon only here. With the bottom tenon serving largely to maintain the lateral integrity.

 
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Building a wood gate with double tenons
 


Nothing fancy. To insure an effective service, the tenons must be tight enough they require tapping into place. A double tenon not only doubles the glue mass, it doubles the shoulders.

 
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How to build a wood gate with Prowell's joinery #11
 



 
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Wood Gates with Double Tenons from Prowell
 


Charles fitting the tenons to a pair of gates at only 4' ht and 6' width. With the width exceeding the height, the stress load of the top hinge joint carries a greater burden than with a gate that is 6' height and only 4' width.

 
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Prowell's woodworking Joint #11 for wood gates
 


West Sonoma County, CA
Driveway Gate Style #32

 
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Building a driveway gate with Prowell's joinery #11

 

 

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