As with all of our doors, the doors for the Salem Cross Inn were built with solid wood and constructed with traditional mortise and tenon joinery. The wood joint, when pegged or wedged, is sufficiently strong to hold the door together. For added durability and longevity, we also glued the joints with modern adhesives. The 18th century door has through-tenons. Wide tenons are split to prevent compression set. Panels float in a plough, allowing the wood to expand and contract with seasonal climate changes.