Make A Traditional Rabbeted Door Frame
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The stepped haunched tenon is the secret to the traditional rabbeted door frame.Today it's easy to make glazed doors and mirror frames by using a router to rabbet a mortise-and-tenon frame after assembly: Cut your joints, glue the frame together, rout the inside edges on the back using a special rabbeting bit, then chop the corners square with a chisel and mallet.
This door was rabbeted with a router after assembly.Then the corners were chopped square.Before the invention of the electric router, frames for glazed doors (which include doors with mirrors) were built from rabbeted stock, which called for stepped-shouldered tenons: a slick joint that's satisfying to create.
Here's a method for making this joint with a table saw, a mortiser, and a few hand tools.(If you don't have a mortiser, you can use a router or a drill press and chisel the edges square.) Begin by setting a mortise gauge (or a pair of marking gauges) to indicate the width of the mortise and tenon joint.
Here, mine was 5/16″.It's hard to see the mortise gauge pins here, but you can see the lines they've scribed on the end grain, indicating the position of the tenon cheeks.Set up the rabbet on the...