How to join a bookended board
I'm new here and relatively new to woodworking, but I'm trying to challenge myself with my next project. I'm working with tiger maple, and I want to bookend the top piece for a box I'm making to get that classic tiger stripe look. The problem is I don't know what joint to use on the two pieces once they're cut. To make matters worse, the board is only 1-1/8" thick and I don't have a large bandsaw so I'm going to resaw it by hand. I've done this before and am cautiously confident in my ability to cut it evenly. But there won't be much more than 1/2" of thickness remaining. There won't be any weight on this piece, but I still want to ensure that the joint will hold up over time.
The best I could think of is a shiplap joint running along the full length of the board. Is this my best option?
Thanks for your help!