Japanese Wood Joinery Nejiri Arigata

Japanese Wood Joinery Nejiri Arigata on a wooden box

Japanese Wood Joinery Nejiri Arigata. This wood joinery is known in China and Asia. It’s one of the most interesting and strong wood joineries that exists in woodworking.

In contrast with the Western Dovetail wood joinery, Nejiri Arigata is different in it’s look and assembly method. The joining pieces of wood can’t be inserted from the ends and face. They are joined in angular motion, therefore it makes the joint virtually impossible to come apart unless the joined pieces are in motion and an angular force is applied to the corner of the joined wood pieces.