The stop-splayed scarf joint with sallied abutments is a fun little twist on the standard stop-splayed scarf joint. In this case, the stops are sallied, or angled.
Timber Frame Joints
Cross lap joints are a great solution when you want to create clean, continuous lines in a timber frame. The edges of the joint are completely flush, making it almost appear that the timbers are magically connected. To create a cross lap joint, you cut halfway through the width of both timbers that you are connecting , and they slide together into an extremely solid joint.