A glued-in rod, or bonded-in rod, is a bar (i.e. threaded steel bar, fibres reinforced polymer rod (FRP), re-bar, ...) glued into a piece of wood, which is used as a connector in new structures, a repair in old damaged buildings or a piece of reinforcement in existing structural members. Taking advantage of the numerous qualities of glued-in rods (stiffness, strength, fire resistance) (Tannert et al. 2014; Serrano 2001a; Johansson 2002; Bainbridge et al. 2002; Tlustochowicz et al. 2011), it is thus possible to develop efficient and aesthetic connections for both new and historic timber structures.