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Project by Rodrick posted 08-03-2021 10:48 PM 607 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These arts and crafts tables are made with 3styles of mortise and tenons. Each table is built with 4 through tenons, 4 tusk tenons and 12 traditional mortise and tenons. 20 mortise and tenons each will really improve your skills. (However I cheated and used my dedicated mortiser). No nails or screws were used, instead I used ebony for the plugs to hold the through tenons in place. I used my recipe for the stain to match some antique arts and crafts furniture I already have.





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#1 posted 08-04-2021 01:34 AM

you did damn nice.thats quality furniture made for a couple generations.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 08-04-2021 02:08 AM

Nicely done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 08-04-2021 02:35 AM

Those came out great…. and are great examples of mortise and tenon variations.

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#4 posted 08-04-2021 11:11 AM

very nice

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 08-04-2021 02:31 PM

Solid construction, always amazed at the actual joint counts when finished. Usually double what I imagine in my head 8^)
Color looks excellent, nice tone!
Did you find some tempered glass or is that just the regular stuff?

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Rodrick

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#6 posted 08-04-2021 02:45 PM


Solid construction, always amazed at the actual joint counts when finished. Usually double what I imagine in my head 8^)
Color looks excellent, nice tone!
Did you find some tempered glass or is that just the regular stuff?

- splintergroup

Thanks for the compliment. They are very solid and heavy tables. I did manage to find some 6mm tempered glass from my local glass supplier. This picture is the glass sitting in position before I router the groove for it to sit in.

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#7 posted 08-04-2021 02:54 PM



you did damn nice.thats quality furniture made for a couple generations.

- pottz

Thanks I appreciate that….. It’s funny when I build something I wonder how long it will last. I have old antiques and I see where they fail over time but they can always be repaired. I hope when my projects fail over the years someone would be happy to repair it and keep it or maybe sell it before they throw it away

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#8 posted 08-04-2021 02:58 PM


you did damn nice.thats quality furniture made for a couple generations.

- pottz

Thanks I appreciate that….. It’s funny when I build something I wonder how long it will last. I have old antiques and I see where they fail over time but they can always be repaired. I hope when my projects fail over the years someone would be happy to repair it and keep it or maybe sell it before they throw it away

- Rodrick


thats very true most furniture will eventually fail but like you said quality made can always be repaired.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 08-04-2021 02:59 PM


Those came out great…. and are great examples of mortise and tenon variations.

- swirt

Thank you….I wish I could have Posted more pictures. I really like the mortise and tenon joint. It could be because of my deductible hollow chissel mortiser though

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Rodrick

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#10 posted 08-04-2021 03:10 PM

Solid construction, always amazed at the actual joint counts when finished. Usually double what I imagine in my head 8^)
Color looks excellent, nice tone!
Did you find some tempered glass or is that just the regular stuff?

- splintergroup

Thanks for the compliment. They are very solid and heavy tables. I did manage to find some 6mm tempered glass from my local glass supplier. This is a picture of the glass before I made the groove for it to sit in.

- Rodrick

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#11 posted 08-04-2021 06:32 PM

Beautiful work. Love the tusk tenons on each end of the shelf. Gives it a solid look. I also like the use of the narrower boards in contrast with the slightly wider boards on the end. The indentation stands out as very Arts and Crafts.

-- Have saw, Will travel

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#12 posted 08-04-2021 09:16 PM

Wow beautiful work!

-- Petey

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#13 posted 08-04-2021 09:54 PM



Beautiful work. Love the tusk tenons on each end of the shelf. Gives it a solid look. I also like the use of the narrower boards in contrast with the slightly wider boards on the end. The indentation stands out as very Arts and Crafts.

- KirkSawdustmaker

Thank you….this is the first time I have done tusk tenons. They are very functional. The bottom shelf isn’t glued just being held with the pegs. I must say they do the job they are supposed to do. However if these were removed the shelf would not come out as I did a haunched tenon on the bottom shelf to keep it from warping in the middle over the years. I didn’t glue the shelf it the pegs that hold it tight.

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#14 posted 08-04-2021 09:55 PM



Wow beautiful work!

- Peteybadboy

Thank you I am a fan of the arts and crafts movement

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#15 posted 08-05-2021 12:09 PM

Very nice design and execution. The tusk tenons on the shelf are a nice touch.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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