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My two test pieces with lap joints cut in them, being held together to make sure the depth of cut is accurate.

Half lap joint jig

Check out this photo essay on cutting half lap joints with a shop-made jig. These joints are 4″ x 6″; the corners for high-end barn doors.

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A pile of resawn lumber, seen from the ends, with each piece clearly labeled as to how it will be placed in the final panels

Gluing up resawn panels

I walk you step-by-step how I glued up these resawn panels. They’re ambrosia maple for some high-end sliding barn-style office doors.

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