Effects of combined usage of traditional glue joint methods in box construction on strength of furniture

Altinok M., TAS H. H., ÇİMEN M.

MATERIALS & DESIGN, vol.30, no.8, pp.3313-3317, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matdes.2008.12.004
  • Journal Name: MATERIALS & DESIGN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.3313-3317
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The strength of corner joints in box construction furniture has a direct effect on the durability of the product. The factors that effect strength are the sheet material selected in production stage, type of corner joints and type of glue. This study investigated the effects of using dowel joints, spline joints and combined use of the two methods on the diagonal pressure and tension strength in corner joints of box furniture constructions for melamine-faced chipboard sheet material. For this purpose, samples were prepared from melamine-faced chipboard using PVAc glue with dowel joint, spline joint and by using the two methods together. Diagonal pressure and tension experiments were carried out on the samples.