butt joint

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A dowel-reinforced butt joint


butt joint (plural butt joints)

  1. (construction, woodworking) A joint formed by adjacent, separate section of material, such as where two neighboring pieces of insulation abut.
    • 1990, Byron W. Maguire, Cabinetmaking: From Design to Finish, Carlsbad, CA: Craftsman, page 234:
      Using the lap joint in any of its applications provides strength in a cabinet where a butt joint would or could be used.

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