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What is a Full Lap?

Full LapA full lap is a type of joint that is used in woodworking. It is formed by overlapping two pieces of wood.

A full lap is a type of lap joint that is used to connect two pieces of wood. One piece of wood is placed on top of the other before they are secured with a fastener. When a full lap joint is created, no wood is removed from either piece, which is how other lap joints are formed. A full lap joint therefore has the thickness of the combined pieces of wood. A full lap joint is frequently used temporarily for framing because it has a slight resistance to shearing or twisting. However, it is not suitable for permanent joints that will need to bear weight. Lap joints in which portions of the wood have been removed before the pieces are joined together are referred to as a half-lap joint.

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