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275768 Erik Levin 2022‑06‑20 Re: gluing tenons
RAY wrote:

>Been making faithful reproduction 1800s storm doors for 50 Plus years. Never
>a problem with a mortise joint failure. Carefully selected wood , more
>than aything else.

Having little experience in M&T joinery for exterior use, and none with stock
appropriately sized for a screen door, I have never really considered this
issue. What goes into wood selection here? And what design goes into a good,
reliable joint?

I have seen a fair bit about interior doors, and the couple reproductions to
original I have done were for originals that don't match the books show, so I am
truly curious, in particular as I want to eventually do the doors on my house.

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