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lap joint

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  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Typically, A manner of joining two pieces of lumber in which material is removed in a rabbet to allow the pieces to overlap.
    Lap joints can be "half laps", "1/4 Laps", etc.
    A Lap Joint is differentiated from a Scarf Joint in that it is typically used when joining lumber across the faces of the pieces invovled whereas a scarf joint is always a "butt joint" or end to end.

    Half Lap

    Quarter lap

    Lap Joint can also apply to Ship Lap, Clap Board < usually pronounced Clabboard > or almost any other manner of over lapping two peices of wood
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