Why Mortise and Tenon Joinery?

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Why Mortise and Tenon Joinery?

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Although there are less expensive methods of joining a door’s parts together, for hundreds of years cabinet makers, furniture makers and door makers have preferred the mortise and tenon joint because of its strength. A standard 6 panel door has 14 frame joints in it, and although other inferior methods of attaching them with dowels, screws, biscuits or glue are faster and less expensive, they are also less strong and do not give the benefits of the traditional and time tested mortise and tenon. We are able to manufacture to this high standard because we have invested in automatic equipment that takes the cost and time out of the process without sacrificing the quality. The joinery in our doors is indistinguishable from the joinery of doors made at the height of the furniture making renaissance, the 18th century.

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