Sashimono, a form of joinery woodworking. There are no nails, only joints holding together each other by gravity and pressure. Over time, joints become stronger by the forces applied to them.
Why bother with joinery?
- Joinery means buildings can be disassembled or componentized. This allows for swapping out of rotting pieces of wood, which is especially helpful for problematic areas like foundations and wood that touches ground.
- Reduces the need for nails, screws, and other materials.