Wooden frame construction with dovetail joints reinforced by using newly developed bolts

Junko Tanaka, Minoru Tezuka, Naoyuki Koshiishi, Toshiyuki Kato

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The solution of lacks in strength and rigidity is required of conventional wooden frame construction. Newly developed bolt with drift-pins increases strength of beam with dovetail joint in above construction. By using dovetail joints, we can use almost similar method to conventional frame erection. Pipe substituted for tenon with drift-pins joins column to beam on account of continuous beam type. Newly developed software for CAD and CAM leads to drawing for precut, quality control and boring by machine under the discussion with structural designer. Test results of full sized joints show that above reinforcement gives above construction required strength in structural design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1



  • Conventional wooden frame construction
  • Joint
  • Newly developed bolt
  • Pipe substituted for tenon
  • Software for CAD and CAM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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