Experimental Analysis of New Furniture Joints

Bogdan Branowski, Marek Zabłocki, Maciej Sydor


Load limit capacity, stiffness, and failure mechanisms were evaluated for the bending of two new types of furniture joints: one with an adhesive-bonded flat cross fastener, and the other with a frictional eccentric fastener. The results were compared with a commonly known direct thread connection used as a reference. For each of the three investigated types of joints, their strength-displacement curves and failure mechanisms were compared. The obtained results confirmed that the two new fasteners are suitable for making furniture joints with more advantageous load capacity and stiffness, as compared with the thread connection.


Joint; Fastener; Load-carrying ability; Stiffness; Strength design of furniture

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