Joinery shootout is post about Joinery bookmarked by craig with ID 11281022082 was uploaded on 17-03-2019 and has been viewed 306,417 times.
Synopsis: When designing a piece of furniture, how do you decide on the joinery? Chances are aesthetics, efficiency, and available tools factor into the decision.But so does strength.Fine Woodworking teamed up with a group of research engineers to test 18 popular frame joints and see which is strongest.
We made five sets each of 18 different types of joints in cherry, a species used often by furniture makers.The samples were placed in a servo-hydraulic materials testing machine-essentially a hydraulic ram hooked up to a computer to record force and movement-and broken.
Which ones were sturdiest? The results will surprise you...