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FINGER JOINTS

Where it is difficult to obtain enough long laminates, finger jointing of laminates is necessary. Our finger joints are turned so that a butt-joint is shown on the face rather than the fingers, which will be generally hidden by the adjoining laminates.

DGI has two types of finger joint profiles:

  1. Structural finger joints designed for strength with long fingers and a tip gap to ensure parallel & strong joints. These are used in the structural members such as beams and posts.
  2. Decorative finger joints with aesthetic factors in mind. They have shorter fingers and negligible gaps at the tip.

Advantages of finger jointing laminates:

  • Makes it possible to produce longer than available timber stock, such as structural beams up to 20M long.
  • Improve the mechanical properties of laminates by cutting out timber defects.
  • Improves the appearance of decorative products by reducing the amount of superficial defects.
  • Utilise resources otherwise destined to be too short for quality products.

Below are examples of both decorative and structural finger joints. However, finger joint configurations do change with development in technology. One thing that will never change, is the fact that random sample structural finger joints from daily productions are being tested for its strength and monitored in accordance to stringent Australian Standard.

 

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