Wood joinery is article about Magazine bookmarked by derrick with ID 11440817514 was uploaded on 12-04-2019 and has been viewed 240,906 times.
Lap Joint Lap joints may not be as highly regarded by the craftsman as the dovetail or the mortise & tenon, but they serve a very important role and are quite versatile.They are used where two or more pieces meet or cross, enabling you to keep the surfaces of the two pieces flush while improving the strength of your assembly.
This includes frame members in a cabinet, legs that cross (to add some style), and other support pieces.The lap joint can meet at the ends to make an 'L' shape, in the middle of one piece and the end of the other to create a 'T' shape, or two pieces can meet in the middle to make a 'X' shape.
The pieces don't have to meet at right angles - almost any angle will work.At the point where they join, a half-lap is used, with half of each matching piece cut away so the pieces are flush with each other where they cross.
This improves the gluing surface and resists twisting forces.What You NeedYou can make lap joints using several techniques.In each case, it is as simple as removing the waste on each piece to match the other...