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Re: Wood load strength

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  • Dave Manley
    Here is a link to Chapter 4 - The Mechanical Properties of Wood from the Wood Handbook Posted by the US Forest Service Website.
    Message 1 of 9 , Mar 2, 2009
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      Here is a link to "Chapter 4 - The Mechanical Properties of Wood" from the Wood Handbook Posted by the US Forest Service Website. 


      this gives the Modulus of Elasticity and Rupture plus a work to maximum load ratio of many different types of wood.

      It may be more info than what you are looking for, but interesting reading for engineering types. :-D
       
      Dave Manley
      Et in Arcadia ego


    • Alex Haugland
      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
      Message 2 of 9 , 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.

        Alasdair


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