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11125Re: [MedievalSawdust] Wood load strength

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  • Alex Haugland
    Mar 2, 2009
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      With the dantesca chair style, much of the strain on the joint can be alleviated by making sure that the legs make good, solid contact to both sides of the pivot joint, before the lap joint for the pivot.  That transfers much of the weight and downward force on the chair directly from the arms and seats to the legs without passing it through the pivot joint, which keeps the chair strong.

      --Alysaundre Weldon d'Ath
      Barony of Adiantum, An Tir

      Talmoor wrote:

      Does anyone have a good site or book for figuring the weight load a
      piece of wood can take? I am making a dantesca chair and wonder how
      much of a limit it can take and if there is any way to strengthen it.


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