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#1 posted 09-22-2020 11:22 PM

It is interesting you did through mortise and tenons. I was actually thinking, this morning, about doing floating mortise and tenons except with some metal plate for extra strength. Then do some wood pins through the tenons on each side.

Seems reasonable. I think the stronger, harder, stiffer metal piece might concentrate stress on the end of the rail, though. Thru tenons would be my recommendation for that reason, but you could go full width if you’re worried about strength. Easier that way too. Just gotta make sure the post is thick enough to handle such a large mortise…
Strength density is why I went with maple btw.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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