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EXAMINATION SAMPLE ANSWER - 5

V. Ryan 2004

 

The piece of furniture shown below is a typical garden bench. It has been designed to withstand all kinds of weather and is manufactured from a type of wood that resists all weathers.

   

(DISCLAIMER - Ed the Handyman is a cartoon character. He is a fictitious character)
   

1. Name a suitable wood

TEAK
   

2. List two properties / qualities your choice of wood has that it makes it suitable for garden furniture

 
QUALITY 1: Teak has a natural oil that protects it against water damage and direct sunlight.
 
QUALITY 2: Teak can be shaped and formed quite easily using both machine and hand tools.
 
   
3. The design of the bench has a weakness. Explain the weakness below.
The four legs are a weakness. If two people sit on the bench and sway from side to side, it is
possible that it could collapse because there is no strengthening piece to hold the legs together.
   

 

 

4. On the front and side views above, draw an improvement to the bench that will correct the weakness.

   

5. In the space below draw a detail diagram showing a permanent joint for the top rail and a bench support.
In the next space draw a temporary joint that could be used.

 

 
 

DIAGRAM OF TOP RAIL AND BENCH SUPPORT

 
   

PERMANENT JOINT

 

 
   

TEMPORARY JOINT

 

 
   
 
   

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