Unlike "mission"/ AC/ Greene & Greene/Stickley furniture, the joinery in
Chinese furniture is often more complicate and always hidden out of
site. I inherited a
bunch of Chinese rosewood furniture and have been guessing about the
based on what can be seen - from the inside and underside of pieces. A
chair has it's rear leg/apron/frame and panel chair seat frame corner
up and I have been able to confirm that my guess for this joint was
Have done a SketchUp model of that joint you can download and play with
is free from Google) and Chris Scholz has contributed a model of another
of this joint in a table. Have a look.
If you've got a SU model or two of interesting joinery and would like to
it with others but don't have a web site - e-mail it and I'll add it.
In your local copy of SU, you may want to go to "Window|Model
Info|Credits|Claim Credits" and claim credit before you allow too many
You could also put them on 3D Warehouse and share them with the world,
it's very easy to do:
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