Choose from our many styles of solid cedar doors, custom made the old fashioned way with mortice and tenon joints. Simple and strong, the mortice and tenon joint has been used for millennia by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood, usually when the pieces are at an angle close to 90°. Although there are many variations on the theme, the basic idea is that the end of one of the members is inserted into a hole cut in the other member. The end of the first member is called the tenon, and it is usually narrowed with respect to the rest of the piece. The hole in the second member is called the mortice. The joint is be glued with polyester adhesive or pinned to lock it in place.
Our door rails are made from 13/4" solid Western Red Cedar that resists warping and can take even the most demanding usage.