Scarf woodworking joints

Scarfed joints are those in which the two timbers united are so cut and fitted as to make the joint uniform in size with timbers. Some scarf joints by their form are self sustaining, but, compared with the timbers they unite, are weak, and are seldom used unless stengthened by bolts, or by bolts and fish pieces.


Scarf joint
Scarf joint


Half lap scarf joint
Half lap scarf joint


Dovetailed scarf joint
Dovetailed scarf joint

Tabled scarf joint
Tabled scarf joint


Bridle joint
Bridle joint


Tenoned scarf joint
Tenoned scarf joint


Double tenoned scarf joint
Double tenoned scarf joint


Edge halved scarf joint
Edge halved scarf joint


Lapped scarf joint with bolts
Lapped scarf joint with bolts


Plated scarf joint
Plated scarf joint


Scarf joint with Vee'd ends
Scarf joint with Vee'd ends


Tabled scarf joint with straps
Tabled scarf joint with straps