USING THE FESTOOL
DOMINO JOINER For the door joinery, I used the Festool Domino XL DF 700. The Domino XL offers an innova- tive solution to larger scale joinery like this door. The Domino per- formance is unmatched with its precision performance. The
Festool Domino XL cuts an oval mortise, allowing a solid hardwood tenon to be installed for joining parts together. Similar to a biscuit joiner, the Domino installs a float- ing tenon joint. The end result is a solid and durable joint, fabricated in a frac- tion of the time it takes with tradi- tional methods or stationary equipment. The Festool Domino Joiner is simple to use, as well as fast and accurate. It allows you to install an expanded range of thicker, longer tenons for wood slabs, doors and gates, or furniture. The Domino XL also lets you bring the tool to the work, greatly reducing setup time while simply and effectively producing full- sized mortise and tenon joints. I simply lined up the two parts designated to receive a tenon, made two corresponding, match- ing pencil marks, and cut the Domino holes.