Making Wooden Wall Brackets: Episode 3

Wall Bracket 3

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Having transferred the layout of the crossmember, it can be cut to length at the appropriate angles. The tenons are then laid out, taking particular care with the angled shoulders. We are then ready to cut the mortises in preparation for cutting the tenons. Paul split cuts one tenon and saws the other to width, then cuts the haunches.


  1. STEVE MASSIE on 29 June 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks for this, I learn something with every episode. I like that bracket a lot.


  2. david o'sullivan on 30 June 2016 at 12:46 am


  3. MartyBacke on 30 June 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I just got mine – about a day late.

  4. knightlylad on 30 June 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you for the lesson.

  5. Frank Joseph on 1 July 2016 at 7:37 am

    Over the Years I have seen and built a few brackets but never as well built and solid as this unit. You could hang a battle ship with this one. Simple but solid. You have tought us a lot but this really is a key lesson of keep it simple, keep it squad,, and keep it accurate..
    Thank you Paul

  6. jakegevorgian on 2 July 2016 at 6:45 am

    Thanks master Paul.

    Would it help to replace the cutter on the Preston router to gain more leverage? Is it too much of a hassle?

    • Philip Adams on 4 July 2016 at 10:52 am

      Hello Jake, I’m not sure what you mean. Do you mean to use a different type of cutter.

  7. abhishek on 24 July 2016 at 9:45 pm

    As an engineer, I chuckled at the 12 min mark 😉

  8. Jeff Frumkin on 19 February 2022 at 6:24 am

    The tenon that Paul cuts in this video has shoulders on 3 sides instead of on all 4 sides (which seems to be more standard).

    Is there a reason there isn’t (or couldn’t be) a shoulder on the 4th side towards the bottom of the vertical piece of the bracket)?

    I imagine one reason could be that cutting a shoulder on this 4th side would result in a vertex that would be prone to fracturing.

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