Dating all the way back to Neolithic times, the mortise and tenon is the oldest wood joint known to mankind. While the specific provenance of the joint is unknown, I'm willing to bet the inventor wasn't a virgin. NSFWIn the thousands of years since, craftspeople have developed an almost absurd
Through mortise and tenon trestle base with wedged English walnut salvaged from NE Portland, held together with a wedged peg. Incense cedar finished with locally made product Landark. Fir reclaimed from an old industrial building in the Pearl District.