The mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood, mainly when the adjoining pieces connect at an angle of 90°. In its basic form it is both simple and strong. Although there are many joint variations, the basic mortise and tenon comprises two components: the mortise hole and the tenon tongue.

Mortise-And-Tenon joints are an extremely old construction technique that has stood the test of time and is still being used today. Examples of this ancient joint is found in Egyptian furniture thousands of years old. It can produce joints that are extremely strong, and the technique can be scaled up or down in size with great success.

Advantages of the Mortise and Tenon Joint:

·   Used for heavy weight wood construction demands

·   Neat and very strong.

·   Large surface area for gluing.

·   It cannot wobble.

·   Is difficult to pull out.

·   Most of the joint is hidden in the timber.

Mortise and tenon joints are durable and long-lasting. However, they can be labor intensive, and therefore, high cost for professional craftsmen to build.  Elegant Shutters requires the highest level of craftsmanship for all components.  Elegant Shutters are engineered to last a lifetime.