Mortise and Tenon Issue 4


M&T is a beautiful biannual print magazine from the US celebrating the preservation, research, and recreation of historic furniture. With no ads, and 144 pages printed and perfectly bound on 70# opaque uncoated paper, this is not just any magazine, this is a coffee table magazine.

They believe a full appreciation of period furniture-making practice comes from an integrative approach where your mind is as engaged as your hands are in learning. For this reason they have essays to expand your knowledge, tutorials to expand your skills, and interviews with the masters to inspire you to better work.

Meet the most dedicated period furniture makers today producing the very best in authentic preindustrial craftsmanship.

Get a behind the scenes look into the life and work of the most accomplished furniture conservators that are entrusted to treat some of the most important US cultural artifacts.

Sit down with the USA's most preeminent furniture scholars and read about their life, furniture, and scholarship methodology.

Issue 4 includes:

  • The Quest for Mastery Through Production Work
  • The Artisan's Guide to Pre-industrial Table Construction
  • In Pursuit of the Handmade Aesthetic
  • Designing, Making, & Using Wooden Straightedges
  • The Business of Woodworking: 1700 - 1840
  • Axes for the Workshop
  • Examination of an 18th-century English Kneehole Desk
  • Investigating the Steam-bent Drawer Backs of the Swisegood School of Cabinetmaking
  • An Exploration of Traditional Timber Framing in Romania
  • Selecting, Restoring, & Using Wooden Bench Planes
  • An Interview with Furniture Conservator Christine Thomson