From time immemorial, mankind has used wood for construction purposes. Advanced technology can significantly simplify labor operations. This is also to a large extent contributed by various options for connecting parts. Most of them are known to many masters, and some - only a few. For example, spiked joining of wood parts is a fairly common method, and not every professional uses a half tree connection. We propose to consider these and other ways of connecting wood in more detail.
Stud joints of wooden parts.
This type of compound is used very often today due to the ease of technology. In the process of joining parts according to the “end-to-end” method, the ends of the elements are fitted to each other with maximum density, fastened with fasteners (mostly screws or ordinary nails are used).
Features of the method:
Elements of the spike connection.
Spike connections are well known to every master. As a result of the application of this method, a guarantee appears that the parts will receive the most rigid and durable grip. To perform the action here requires attentiveness and a little experience. That is why novice craftsmen resort to this method not so often.
To fasten a tree in a similar way, one element is equipped with a spike, the other with a groove. It's great when the bonded pieces of wood are of equal thickness. If this is not the case, it is recommended to perform a groove (or socket) on the thickened part. To facilitate the process of screwing the screws drilled in advance. Take into account that the holes must have a diameter of 2/3 of the circumference of the screw. The depth of the holes do a little less (about 0.5 cm) than the length of the screw.
The wood in both components must have the same degree of moisture. This fact should not be discounted, since when a tree is shrinked, a spike may become smaller in size, which will have a negative effect on the attachment strength.
Types of connections.
This method is not as popular as previously discussed. Although all the procedures are quite simple: the parts are applied and fastened, for which nails, bolts or screws are selected. Features of this method are concluded in the preparation of a large number of fasteners and the observance of accuracy and attentiveness to technology.
The use of this method assumes that the specialist has high qualification.
In each part of the tree, a sample is made that corresponds to the width of the parts being fastened. Depth equals half of their thickness. The sampling angle provides any, but such that it coincides on each piece.
Only with the fulfillment of all the rules it will turn out guaranteed tight connection of elements with each other.
For fixing parts in this way, glue is first used and then nails or screws.
If necessary, make the connection partially: the end of one element of wood is cut, and the other is sampled. Each spike is pruned to 45 degrees.
Here you have considered the basic ways of connecting wooden elements. Choose acceptable - and for the cause.
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