lap notch

half-cut notch

half-cut notch
A simple joint between the timbers at a corner of a log house; formed by cutting away the lower half of the end of one timber and placing it over and at right angles to another timber in which the upper half of the end has been cut away; a spike or treenail is usually driven through the two ends to secure the joint.
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As the name suggests, the half lap notch needs to be half the thickness of the main post, and this presents a challenge.