Furniture design is particularly dependent on trends. During a period of time, the design or

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Furniture design is particularly dependent on trends. During a period of time, the design or general appearances of furniture design changes over the course of history which was influenced by architectural style. Therefore, there are many different types of furniture design available in the market nowadays including wall kitchen cabinets. Most wall cabinets are simply for storage but nowadays, people require durable, sturdy, long lasting yet affordable furniture with improved functionality. At present, in order to have the above mentioned qualities dictated by changing customer demand it is necessary to develop new types of furniture with improved functionality. The desire in furniture style to create new designs or different appearances…show more content…
French cleat is made from two piece of dimensional lumber that ripped to a specific angle where each of it will be attached to the wall and cabinet. It can be cut to specific measurement and fit securely in any kitchen cabinet with the greatest of ease because the cabinet can be designed with varying design with movable features. Sancaktar et al. (2003) explained that the higher the strength of joints is influenced by the taper angle at the end of lap zone. The French cleats which are almost like scarf joint types of bonded joints exhibited excellent static performance particularly under compression loading and cyclic fatigue characteristics. The performance demonstrated the effectiveness of this configuration from a perspective design (Broughton et al., 1999). However, designing an optimum French cleat using engineered wood material is complex due to the physical properties and fiber direction that might influence the joint performance. LVL is an engineered wood product and has been developed as an alternative to solid wood. According to Colak et al. (2004), due to the manufacturing process in the making of LVL, this material produced a higher strength product and is available in unlimited length and sizes. In any kitchen cabinet construction, LVL could be used advantageously in several area to match the quality needed (Eckelman, 1993). Due to their advantages mentioned

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