A noob ? for you all. Im going to be starting a Headboard,footboard project soon,, I found some free basic plans for my first project.. all the joints are butted and screwed,, IMO from reading here those will be a weak point,, so I want to mortise and tenon the headborad and footboard, and dado slots for the boards on the headboard,, (Farm house syle.. I will be using pine to start so my mistakes wont cost alot :).. Then this will go to spare room ,Ill be making 3 sets of different styles..as I learn
the question is what is the ruel of thumb in the lenght of a tenon and mortise joint? so I know how much longer to cut my boards.
If you have thread links that would be GREAT.... Im searching the thread s as well for past related posts..