When constructing timber structures, it is important that structural members such as beams, columns, and trusses be designed to carry the specified loads, because no chain is stronger than its weakest link. It is equally important that the connections joining these members be carefully designed. A connection must be able to transfer the load and its effects from one member to the other within acceptable deformation limits. Adequate connection behaviour is especially important for structures built in seismically-active regions where inappropriate connection design can lead to structural collapse during a major earthquake. The introduction of various wood products to the market has increased the opportunities for wood use in various structural applications, thereby increasing the importance of connections as structural components.