EFFECTS OF NUMBER AND DISTANCE BETWEEN DOWELS OF READY-TO-ASSEMBLE FURNITURE ON BENDING MOMENT RESISTANCE OF CORNER JOINTS


Malkocoglu A. , YERLİKAYA N. Ç. , ÇAKIROĞLU F. L.

WOOD RESEARCH, cilt.58, sa.4, ss.671-680, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 58 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: WOOD RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.671-680

Özet

In this paper, the effects of number and distance between the dowels of ready-to-assemble (RTA) on bending moment resistance of corner joints in cabinet type furniture made of different boards types were investigated. Melamine-coated particleboards (MCP) and melamine-coated fiberboards (MCF) with five different lengths were utilized as test materials. Four different distances between the first drilling hole center and the front edge, referred to as stop, were applied for each test specimen. Small cam fasteners and wooden dowels, together with boards, were used for specimen construction. It was found that the bending moment resistance of MCP and MCF increased when the wooden dowel number increased. It was also determined that the moment resistance increased for both MCP and MCF when the dowel spacing increased up to 160 mm. However, the moment resistance decreased with the increasing dowel spacing from 160 to 192. Additionally, the results showed that the bending moment resistance of MCF was 40 % higher than that of MCP.