Woodworking Basics: Mortise & Tenon Joinery

  • Thursday, March 17, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: 031722DM
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  • $121 + $40 materials fee
  • $93 + $40 materials fee

Registration is closed

* This class has pre-requisites. Please see below.

Mortise and tenon joinery are used in many types of furniture construction. The joint finds its way into many furniture pieces for good reason. It offers a lot of mechanical strength and helps keep parts aligned while assembling and gluing. It is a versatile and valuable joint to add to your woodworking skill set.

By the end of this class, you'll have an excellent understanding of the mortise and tenon joint – how to design with it and the various methods you may use to create it. You'll also have solid hands-on experience in cutting a mortise using the drill press and vertical mortiser and in using the table saw for cutting tenons.


  • Ages 14+ are welcome.
  • This class is open to students who have taken Orientation to the Woodshop and Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1. Please login to your BARN account and click on "My event registrations" to ensure you will have completed these requirements before this class begins.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

  • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.

  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
Instructor: Dina Madson is a safety monitor in the BARN Woodworking Studio and a local general contractor. She has battled her addiction to wood and woodworking machinery for more than 30 years. 
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