The Soul Hidden in The Wood-Mortise And Tenon

  Mortise and tenon joints are the soul of Chinese classical furniture. Their smooth and concise appearance embodies the subtle and restrained aesthetics of the East. They do not use iron nails or damage the structure of the wood itself. They are made by pure manual work such as measurement, cutting, polishing and installation. The two connected components are combined with concave and convex to complete each piece of furniture. The mortise and tenon structure gives the furniture parts the possibility to twist in all directions, but limits the angle of twisting, making the furniture stronger. , stable yet natural and simple.

mortise and tenon

Dovetail is commonly known as the “mother of tenons”. Dovetail is the most commonly used woodworking joint method because of its very reliable tensile strength. It is composed of a series of trapezoidal tails connected with yin and yang. Once assembled, it will be quite strong without the need for other additional fasteners. Dovetails can be divided into four categories, namely fully transparent dovetails, semi-transparent dovetails, miter dovetails and sliding dovetails.

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