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Chopping mortises and then the tenons to fit is commonplace throughout joinery — it is the single most common joint ever used in the history of woodworking and furniture making, and that is because of its intrinsic strength in the framing of structures ranging from tiny mortise and tenons used to build Chinese lanterns all the way through to massive timber-framed buildings. Cutting the joints for the bed frames, head and footboard, requires some shifts in perspective because they do not always parallel the long edge corners but follow curves as well. In this episode, Paul uses a couple of tools you may not have seen him use for joinery before. These joints ensure your finished bed will last for many decades.