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Shiplap or Half-Lap Joints
Sometimes woodworking terms can be confusing, like shiplap and half-lap joints. In both cases 50% of the material is removed from each of the two adjoining pieces. Naturally, you might think the terms are interchangeable, but they’re not. A half-lap joint connects two pieces of wood together usually at some sort of angle (often 90°), while a shiplap joint joins the boards edge to edge. This might seem like a minor difference, but it’s as different as night and day.