A scarf joint is formed where two pieces lap each other in the direction of the grain, with flush surfaces.

This joint is so constructed as to resist tension and compression.

 

Bolted half-lap scarf joint

Bridle scarf joint

Double halved scarf joint

Double tenoned scarf joint

Dovetailed scarf joint

Edge halved scarf joint

Edge to edge scarf joint

End to end scarf joint

Half-lap scarf joint

Hammer headed key joint

Plated scarf joint

Scarf joint with Vee ends

Squint butted scarf joint

Tabled scarf joint

Tabled scarf joint with straps

Tapered scarf joint

Tenoned scarf joint