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Half and Bridled Scarf Joint

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When you need a beam longer than the sizes of your lumber, a scarf joint is the way to go. In this attractive half and bridled scarf joint, each beam is split longitudinally and connects to its partner with a mortise on one end and a tenon on the opposite end. That creates a super strong and durable connection. Hardwood pegs secure the joinery and add interest to any frame utilizing this type of joint.

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8 thoughts on “Half and Bridled Scarf Joint”

  1. Evening.. I have been attempting to recreate each joint as it comes out, but I’m guessing at the dimensions. Of course, I’m working at about 1/4 scale, or so I would assume. It would be great if there were some dimensions given so that I could maintain scale when reducing – as it is, I’m just guessing. Blessings!

  2. So how does this compare with a undersquinted scarf with a wedge (and probably some grx screws or all-thread) or the double bladed scarf or th e others you also show on this site?

    1. Most of the time it is a personal preference which scarf joint you choose. An undersquinted scarf joint does resist twist in the timber better than others.

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