Lap Joint Gallery


These are two lap joints made from rare Spalted Crate Maple.  That is just a term for the wood used to make the shipping crate that my Jet bandsaw came in.  Such a deal.


This lap joint was made from a piece Highly Figured, Wormy, Spalted, Tiger Maple with Mahogany joint accent.  I got the Maple off of ebay.  Judging from the edges of the boards, they had been a headboard or coffee table in a previous incarnation.  One of the most beautiful woods I've ever seen.

This Lap Joint is Cherry that came from a 100 year old barn in Pennsylvania.  It has a heart carved in the elbow and tear drops on the wing tips.  The wings were darkened with a torch.