Mortise (morÂ·tise) noun \mor-tÉs\:
a hole that is cut in a piece of wood or other material so thatÂ a tenon will fit into it to form a connection.
Tenon (tenÂ·on) noun \te-nÉn\:Â
an end of a piece of wood that is cut into a special shape to fitÂ into a mortise in another piece of wood to form a strong joint.
Following the time-honored ritual and tradition of old-world European furniture design, MortiseÂ & Tenonâs master craftsmen produce the strongest connections between hand-pegged, hand-joined fine pieces of wood one can find today â replicating luxury furnishings from centuriesÂ past.
If you are looking for that elusive, one-of-a-kind piece to last for generations, Mortise & TenonÂ offers a collection of fine handcrafted furniture that will stand the test of time. From fruitwood,Â walnut and alderwood to the finest hand-hewn oak, our hand-planed surfaces are imbued with aÂ mature patina seen only in the finest antiques.
Mortise & Tenon craftsmen design traditional European pieces with the highest integrity andÂ intent, giving you scale and sensibility options appropriate for todayâs personal living spaces.