The project studied wooden joinery that was developed across different cultures around the world. Each culture had different reasons to do so and took it to different heights. Examples of existing joinery and inventions were studied and the knowledge gained from it would be put to use in the contemporary context. Since this was a vast topic, a lot of dedicated research was done. The values and learning derived from the research was used to make explorations in wood and these were the tangible outcomes of this project. Along the process, there were many research-based outcomes and conceptual outcomes that could not be made within the time frame but are still included in this document as sketches and explanations.
Keywords: explorative, Japanese, joinery, research-driven, woodworking