Joints used in the manufacture & construction of doors
What are the different types of joints used in woodwork when manufacturing doors?
In a dowel construction door, spiral dowels and bore holes are aligned then glued and assembled in presses to form a secure joint. Using modern glues it is possible to create a very strong joint in this method and this is generally used in the construction of interior doors.
Mortise & Tenon Joints
A ‘Tenon’ is machined onto one component and passed through a corresponding Mortice Hole in the other component into which it is to be jointed. The joint is glued & cramped together then wedged for security. Generally accepted as the stronger of the 2 types of joint, it is used primarily for exterior doors.
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