Saddle notch

Saddle notch

A round notch cut near one end in either the lower or upper surfaces of a log that forms an interlocking joint when matched with a similarly notched log set at right angles to it.
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saddle notch

saddle notches
At a corner in log cabin construction, a rounded notch cut near one end in the lower surface of a horizontal log; forms an interlocking joint when mated with a similarly notched log set at a right angle to it. Occasionally, this term is also used for a double-saddle notch, which is cut in both sides of a round log; in such instances, the logs at right angles are unnotched.
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The Bear Den Mountain Trail eventually reaches a saddle notch where an unofficial trail continues, presumably up a series of ridges toward the Whiteface Summit.
Any shrinkage and settling will actually tighten and strengthen the saddle notch which is scarf cut first.