Have you ever heard of “Kawai Tsugite”?
The main feature of this joint is that it can be used to connect wood from three directions. It can be connected horizontally, at right angles, and vertically.
This joint was invented by Professor Naoto Kawai when he was a student, and has only been around for about 30 years. Naturally, it is not among the traditional Japanese joints. But it is very interesting!
I found an explanation in this YouTube video and I’ll share it with you. ⇒https://youtu.be/Qv0VEN105nI
Why don’t you try to create “Kawai Tsugite”?
I’ve never made one of these and would love to give it a shot!(Note: All the joinery in the photo is not my work. Please use them as reference.)


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[Kawai Tsugite] is that it can be used to connect wood from three directions