Course code MatZ1003

Credit points 2

Structure of Wooden Articles

Total Hours in Course80

Independent study hours80

Date of course confirmation17.02.2015

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developer

author lect.

Vilnis Jakovļevs

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

MatZ1002, Design Basics of Wooden Articles

Course abstract

In the course work, it is necessary to choose a furniture product, for which connections must be developed, the choice of materials and fittings must be substantiated and compliance with the requirements of EN standards must be assessed. Product detail and insight into possible manufacturing technology are prepared.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge of wood materials and furniture use furniture constructions and documentary solution of their reflection.
(Evaluation of the first chapters of the course paper, which contain a description of the products and include the justification of the elements)

Skills result in a sketch and understandable drawing of a wood product and play to present it in a technically understandable way.
(The visual part of the course work and the corresponding explanatory sections are evaluated)

Competencies for the product connection and guidance technology and descriptive section.
(All course work and defence are evaluated together)

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Introduction to course work development. (2 h)
2 Introduction to the technical design of the course paper. (2 hours)
3 Approbation of the chosen product, evaluation. (2 hours)
4 Description of the materials of the selected product and presentation of the justification for the choice of materials. (8h)
5 Development and justification of the chosen product connection solution. (8h)
6 Choice and justification of the furniture of the chosen product. (8h)
7 Preparation of specification on materials and their volume (4 hours)
7 Preparation of detail/drawing of the selected product, display of the number of tolerances (18h)
8 Regulatory environments related to the analysis of selected products and the indication of key issues (8h)
7 Brief description of the possibilities of product manufacturing technologies. (8h)
8 Preparation of conclusions and proposals. (4 hours)
9 Defending the course paper. (8h)

Requirements for awarding credit points

The course work must be successfully defended.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

At the beginning of the semester, the potential product is discussed with each student individually. There is an introductory instruction on the technical and content side of the course work. Further actions are discussed individually with each student, creating guidelines for the development process and helping with any problems that may arise.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The written side of the course paper is evaluated with a mark and the process of defending the course paper is evaluated with a mark. Both marks form

Compulsory reading

1. Handbuch technisches zeichnen und Entwerfen Mobel und Innenausbau 2004. 280 lpp.
2. Nutsch W. Handbuch der konstruktion: Mobel und Einbauschrakne 2006. 398 lpp.
3. Terrei N. Holzverbindungen. Bern: Haupt Verlag, 2010. 144 S.

Further reading

1. Terrei N.Holzverbindungen. Bern: Haupt Verlag, 2010. 144 lpp.
2. Nutsch W. Handbuch der konstruktion: Mobel und Einbauschrakne 2006. 398 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas Koks, ISSN 1407-6667
2. Holz-Zentralblatt, ISSN 0018-3792


The study course is included in the compulsory part of the professional higher education bachelor's study program Woodworking at the Faculty of Forestry.