Master-Carpenter Video Series: The Essential Timber-Frame Joint
Senior editor Chuck Bickford visits the Heartwood School to get an inside look at one of the oldest forms of home building still in use.
Will and Michele Beemer’s Heartwood School, in Washington, Mass., plays a big part in keeping the timber-framing tradition alive. In this 4-part video series, Will demonstrates the essential techniques for creating a mortise-and-tenon joint, which is one of the fundamental details in timber-frame construction.
Watch the following videos to learn:
- How to lay out a timber and and mark a tenon
- How to cut a tenon
- How to mark and cut a mortise
- How to drill a peg hole and assemble a mortise-and-tenon joint