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RESISTANT MATERIALS EXAMINATION

QUESTIONS 2 - JOINTS

V. Ryan 2004

 

The picture to the below shows a kitchen table, viewed from underneath. The wood used is hardwearing, dark brown and relatively expensive

1. Name a wood that matches the properties listed above.

NAME: African Mahogany

 

 

 

 
2. List another property / quality of the wood you have named
 
PROPERTY:  Mahogany is a quality wood. It has good compressive strength and will
take weight. This makes it suitable for a kitchen table.
 
3. In the two spaces below, draw a traditional joint and a knock-down joint that could be used to fix the parts of the table together.
   

JOINT 1

 

JOINT 2

JOINT NAME: MORTISE AND TENON

  JOINT NAME: RIGID JOINT

   
4. Which is your preferred joint?
JOINT NAME:  MORTISE AND TENON
   
5. Why is it your preferred joint?
 
The mortise and tenon joint is strong and permanent especially if used with a quality wood glue
such as PVA woodworker resin or cascamite. The tenon joint cannot be seen as it is hidden.
   
 
   

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