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How To Make Square Mortises For Faux Tenons

Instead of hiding the screw heads with round plugs, emphasize it with a shallow mortise and square end grain plugs to give an appearance of tenons. Learn the technique that's sure to add a decorative quality to your finished piece. This detail comes from a sofa table design found in WOOD magazine, issue 267. Pre-drill your hole, use a square mortise punch, then chisel the waste. Sounds easy, right? The correct tools help but the attention to detail is what will set yours apart. Find out how.

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