Experimental Analysis of New Furniture Joints

Bogdan Branowski, Marek Zabłocki, Maciej Sydor

Abstract


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.

Keywords


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

Full Text: PDF

Welcome to BioResources! This online, peer-reviewed journal is devoted to the science and engineering of biomaterials and chemicals from lignocellulosic sources for new end uses and new capabilities. The editors of BioResources would be very happy to assist you during the process of submitting or reviewing articles. Please note that logging in is required in order to submit or review articles. Martin A. Hubbe, (919) 513-3022, hubbe@ncsu.edu; Lucian A. Lucia, (919) 515-7707, lucian.lucia@gmail.com URLs: bioresourcesjournal.com; http://ncsu.edu/bioresources ISSN: 1930-2126