|Forum topic by JesseTutt||posted 11-03-2012 03:43 AM||1236 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-03-2012 03:43 AM
I am going to build a new workbench this weekend. I plan to use existing 2×4s that I have on my wood rack. I need to get rid of them and make space for “real” wood. I was going to mortise and tenon joinery. My plan calls for through tenons on the horizontal rails connecting the front left leg to the rear left leg. The top joint will actually be a bridal joint and the lower a through tenon.
Assuming that the 2×4 is actually 1.5×3.5 I am planning on making a 1×3 tenon.
My question is “Are there any rules on how to size a tenon?”
-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri