Joinery

Edge Laps

Most garden-variety latticework isn't very strong. It'll hold climbing plants, but not much else. For the Garden Bench on page 6, I wanted a grid strong enough to lean back on. A perfect place to use edge laps.

What makes an edge lap strong is the way the pieces lock together mechanically. And the more pieces there are, the stronger the grid. Even when making projects with thin stock (like drawer dividers and shadow boxes), edge laps can hold it all together. You almost don t need glue.

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