I am making some screen doors out of QS Doug Fir. The bottom rail is almost
10" wide. I am going to go with MT joints, but I am wondering if I should
divide it into two or three tenons to allow for wood movement, also, I am
wondering if I should glue the middle section of each tenon if I do two
tennons, or glue up only the center tenon if I do three. The tenons
themselves will be 1/2 wide in stock that is about 1 1/8 thick, and they
will fit the depth of the mortise, just under 3" in a stile that is 3 1/2"
wide. So, is this long enough, or should I flip the stile over and drill
the mortise through, giving me a joing that is the full width of the stile?
The wood is kiln dried and the doors are outside, though covered and out of
the direct elements.
I'd appreciate any remarks... well, ON topic anyway...
Thanks in advance!