Two New Uses for Loose Tenon Joinery – Part 1

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Blog entry by Randy Price posted 06-12-2011 06:45 PM 4346 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The loose tenon is often used as a substitute for the mortise and tenon because in comparison it is quick and easy to make and is nearly if not as strong. The loose tenon can replace other joints as well and in the next two posts I will give examples of two new uses of the loose tenon joint.

New Use #1 – Substitution for a Cope and Stick Joint

In the following video I describe how a rather complicated cope and stick joint used in the construction of the Frank Lloyd Wright Frances W. Little Sconce was replaced with simple loose tenon joinery.

Thanks for reading,



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Michael J

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#1 posted 06-12-2011 08:26 PM

Nice video. You’re quite the piano player. :)

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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#2 posted 06-12-2011 09:09 PM

Great video and as stated above, Very nice music. Where can I get a plan for the light?

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#3 posted 06-12-2011 10:06 PM

Thanks – you can order the plans from:

I’ve ordered a few plans and a book from there with no problems.


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#4 posted 06-13-2011 02:03 AM

Thanks for the info for a loose tenon joint. What glue do you use the most?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 06-13-2011 02:13 AM

Hi HallTree -

I use Titebond Original wood glue. I’ve tried others but find the original titebond works the best for me.




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