Screws Capacities – Myths and Mysteries

The timber industry has historically experienced a shift in the way we connect timber. We started off by creating marvels using Mortise-Tenon or Dovetail Joints. Today, this sounds like fantasy. The skill to imagine such joinery and to engineer it is lost.

We have drifted to joining timber using screws. Simple as it may sound, it is not. First, we need to understand timber as a material (to determine safe critical distances for screws to avoid splitting of timber under stress), and then we need to understand screws themselves. As humble as they may look, screws are engineered products.

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