1.1 This specification covers standardizing the dimensions and materials for the manufacture of round wood dowels (pegs) used in the fabrication of connections in wood construction. The referencing of this specification in design, construction, and purchase order documents is intended to provide some assurance that the round wood dowels to be used in an assembly meet minimum materials quality standards and that dimensions for fabrication and finish can be relied on to ensure connection performance. This specification provides regulatory agencies with a set of standards by which to judge the acceptability of round wood dowels encountered in the field and in fabricators shops. 1.2 This specification only addresses the standardization and manufacture of round wood dowels. Other types of wood dowels, such as sawn or cleaved pegs, are outside the scope of this specification. 1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values in parentheses are for information only. 1.4 Safety Hazards There are no known hazards with the use of this specification. The products manufactured to this specification should not be brittle or difficult to install with proper tools.
Needed to develop standardized specification for timber pegs
Keywordsconnections; connectors; structural timber; timber joints, wood; wood construction
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.Back to Top
Ballot Item Approved as D8023-2017 and Pending Publication