European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 69, Issue 4, pp 677–679 | Cite as

Bending and fatigue strength of mortise and tenon furniture joints made from oil palm lumber

  • Jegatheswaran RatnasingamEmail author
  • Florin Ioras
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The bending and fatigue strengths of rectangular mortise and tenon furniture joints made from oil palm lumber and solid Rubberwood were compared. The results showed that the ultimate bending moment of the oil palm lumber joints were half of the strength value of Rubberwood joints. The results showed that for both materials the allowable design stresses for rectangular mortise and tenon joints could be set at 20% of its bending strength.


Fatigue Strength Strength Performance Frame Construction Allowable Design Stress Rail Section 
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Biege- und Dauerfestigkeit von Zapfenverbindungen in Möbeln aus Ölpalmenholz


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ForestryUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of TechnologyBuckinghamshire New UniversityHigh WycombeUK

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