Paragraph 60. The plain butt joint is the simplest and most frequently used joint found in woodwork. This joint consists of one piece of material sawed perfectly square and brought against the surface of another, to which it is fastened by means of nails or screws.

This joint is used in innumerable ways. It is employed in all kinds of cheap box construction, in the making of bins, trays and almost every project which belongs to the box type.

The plain butt joint also occurs quite frequently in various parts of house framing and in bridge construction.

Figure 45.

Figure 45.