|Front view of joint - all you see is a miter|
In this joint, the stile is simply a bridle mortise with one side (the front part, inn my case) of the bridle mitered.
The rail has the tenon and the bottom shoulder is like any standard rectangular tenoned part. But the top shoulder is mitered.
When assembled, the back of the joint looks like an ordinary bridle.
I have two things that complicate this joint. First, I'm adding a bead to the inside edge of all members, which is not a problem at all. But second, I'm adding a rabbet on the back side for the glass to fit inside. With the dimensions I'm shooting for, the rabbets on both the stiles and rails need to be stopped rabbets.
Stopped rabbets are easy and fun to cut with a chisel and mallet. I'm planning to put a pane of glass in the sides of the cabinet too, but I'll be using another method of construction there. More on that later.
|Back side of the joint|
|The stopped rabbet on the rail|
|The stopped rabbet on the stile|