Timber Connection Design

Timber Connection Design
Timber Connection Design

Timber Connection Design

Date Published

1 November 2023

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Edinburgh Napier University
Timber Connection Design

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Summary

As a natural material, timber experiences dimensional changes due to moisture content. Connectors must withstand these. If connectors are exposed, their aesthetics plus the durability of the timber should be considered.

This Knowledge Sheet introduces considerations for successful design of timber connections, such as eccentric load and distribution of a fastener’s forces.