bridle joint


nounCarpentry.
  1. a heading joint in which the end of one member, notched to form two parallel tenons, is fitted into two gains cut into the edges of a second member.

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  • A bridle joint is often defined as the reverse of a mortise and tenon, and is chiefly used in the carpentry and joinery trades.

    Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
  • The bridle joint is chiefly used for connecting the internal parts of wooden frames.

    Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
  • Fig. 74 is a "Mitred bridle joint," the part a showing the upright portion separated.

    Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
  • The shaped rail at the bottom of this frame again shows the application of the bridle joint.

    Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
  • Fig. 76 shows an "Oblique bridle joint," used in many instances as a brace, or strut, to prevent framing from racking.

    Woodwork Joints | William Fairham