Graphical Construction Glossary >> Woodwork. >> Joints >> Tusk Tenon

Tusk Tenon
A strong load bearing joint for trimmers in heavy floor framing.

a tusk tenon joint

This particular mortise and tenon joint is a blast for me the past for me, we were taught how to make these joints but hardly ever used them. I have worked in old factories and seen these heavy load bearing joints used on trimmers around stair wells etc. but time marches on and floors that carry the same loads today are designed with concrete or steel and they have passed out of the hands of the framing carpenter.

If you didn't find exactly what you are looking for try this search tool that will search the site and the web.

"What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
Adam Smith 1723-1790

"When we build, let us think that we build for ever."John Ruskin 1819-1900

coates hire
Hire Equipment
Furniture Fittings - Architectural Hardware - Electronic Locking Systems - Technical Hardware
BuilderBill sponsorship

BuilderBill Books

building maths
Building Maths

Stair Design
asbestos ebook
Asbestos Book

Calculator Pages.

Concrete yardage calculator

Reader's Questions.

Questions and answers.



Please Note! The information on this site is offered as a guide only!  When we are talking about areas where building regulations or safety regulations could exist,the information here could be wrong for your area.  It could be out of date!  Regulations breed faster than rabbits!
You must check your own local conditions.
Copyright © Bill Bradley 2007-2012. All rights reserved.
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape