Caution “Kiura is not exposed to the public”
The properties of the members of logs differ depending on where they are cut out.
For example, when the board dries, the Kiura(heart-side) protrudes. If you do not know this property and provide a groove for the Sikii / Kamoi, which is a board material, on the Kiura, the fittings will be pushed up and down, and the opening and closing will be hard. Be sure to install the groove on the Kiomote(sap side).
We are creating online learning materials where you can learn about Japanese carpentry in English through the actual construction of the building!
It will be on sale at the kickstarter price from November 14th to December 6th, 2021, so be sure to check it out!