Two-pin dowel and mortise-and-tenon joints assembled with polyvinyl acetate adhesive were considered as traditional adhesive-based joints, and minifix plus dowel and screw joints were considered alternative non-adhesive-based joints.
The moment capacities of a number of dowel joints and mortise-and-tenon joints have been investigated.
Some mortise-and-tenon joints
were strengthened by the use of dowels, which functioned like a pin driven through both parts to give the lock between them extra strength.
Kessel conducted full-scale tests on oak and spruce mortise-and-tenon joints
with two octagonal oak pegs to provide tension design criteria.
2001a, 2001b) indicate that round mortise-and-tenon joints are well-suited for use in school chair and desk frames constructed of small-diameter timber.
The test consisted of determining the short- and long-term deflection characteristics of wall cabinet frames and panel-on-frame wall cabinets that use round mortise-and-tenon joints in their construction.
It's a solidly built, fully assembled jig that creates matching mortise-and-tenon joints
with a plunging router.
The specific objective of this paper was to determine the strength and durability of a traditional style desk frame constructed of solid wood with round mortise-and-tenon joints
and a laminated desk frame constructed with lap-joint rectangular mortise-and-tenon joints
Cut the panel and mortise grooves, and the tenons using a table saw (see "Cutting the Mortise-and-Tenon Joints