Halving joints are a simple and effective way of jointing timber. These types of joints work well under the appropriate forces applied and their strength and effectiveness can be improved by adding some additional support in the form of dowels and glue. Halving joints can be used in picture frames where strength is not a major factor in the selection of the joint. A halving joint locks the components together by recessing the full width of each component into the other , by half the depth of the wood. There are many uses for the Halving joint.