Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Full Length Research Paper

Strength properties of L-profiled furniture joints constructed with laminated wooden panels

Hasan Hüseyin TaÅŸ
Department of Construction Technology, Faculty of Technology, Suleyman Demirel University, Cunur, Isparta, 32260, Turkiye
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 16 February 2010
  •  Published: 31 March 2010


This study analyzed the effects of L-profiled corner joint design on maximum load-carrying capacity of case furniture. For massive panels material (red pine), two test groups were formed using polyvinyl acetate (PVAc), Desmodur-VTKA (polymarine) and Purocal (polyurethane-based) adhesive types. First group test samples were prepared using L-profiled corner joint and second group test samples were prepared without using these. Both test samples were prepared using dowel joints. Maximum load-carrying capacity values obtained after diagonal compression and tension tests on test samples were analyzed. The evaluations indicated that the load carrying capacity of the test samples prepared by using L-profiled corner joints was four times greater than that of other group.


Key words: Joint type, adhesive type, massive panels.