Say that three times fast! This under squinted stop splayed scarf joint with table and wedge is a classic timber framing joint. The complexity adds great strength , and it’s a great looking joint for any frame.
The tables create two levels in the splayed face of the joint. And as the faces interlock, there is a space left where two wedges are inserted to lock the joint into place. Like any other scarf joint, this under squinted stop splayed scarf joint with table and wedge is used to make two timbers act as one unit to span a distance greater than one alone.