Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2016, 64, 567-572
Published online 2016-05-04

Design and Testing of Low Cost Chair with Round Mortise and Tenon Joints

Jaroslav Začal1, Petr Dostál1, Michal Šustr1, Ioannis A. Barboutis2

1Department of Technology and Automobile Transport, Faculty of AgriSciences, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Laboratory of Wood Products and Furniture Technology, 54124 - Thessaloniki - Box 243, Greece

The present paper focuses on construction of school seats for developing countries from locally available resources using the local industry and low-end technology. Aim of the work is experimental assessment of mechanical properties of joints flexion in angular plane. Furthermore work considers assessment of joint firmness and comparison between various joint types. Paper encloses the review of various joint manufacturing designs (tenon and mortise), which were proposed for its suitable mechanical properties and simplicity of manufacturing. Designated joint type is easiest form of joint construction and technologically feasible for chair manufacturing. The joints were constructed from fir wood. Further the work introduces design of simple seat construction made from massive wood material manufactured by low-end technology with regards to achieving the due specifications. The task of this work is to design the viable manufacturing process of seats and chairs from raw wood and scrap material. Essential part of work is also manufacturing of seat prototype and simplified model of proposed mortise and tenon drill.


The research has been supported by Internal Grant Agency, Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Agronomy [No. IP21/2015]. “Monitoring of quality of composite materials in agricultural environment”.


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