A bridle joint is similar to a mortise and tenon woodworking joint, thought in most circumstances it would not be as strong. It is open ended mortise and tenon joint.

A bridle joint is quick and easy to make, since most of the waste wood is removed with a saw.

Other names:Bridal joints, Slip joints, Open slot mortise joint, Slip mortise and tenon joint.

 

Bridle joint with mitered face

Canvas stretcher joint

Corner bridle joint

Dovetail bridle joint

Mitered bridle joint

Mitered double bridle joint

Moulded bridle joint

Notched bridle joint

Oblique corner bridle joint

Oblique T bridle joint

Sloping stopped bridle joint

Stopped T bridle joint

T bridle joint

Table bridle joint

Three-way bridle joint