I remember when I was little, my father used to make the furniture by himself. A pile of timber would be transformed into the table, chairs, cabinet, and cloth covered sofa. It totally amazed me.
Childhood memories are full of the fresh smell of timbers from shaving the wood, and the sound of sawing…
As I grew up to become a designer, I’ve maintained the my appreciation for the natural feeling of wood. I like wood furniture for it's warm touch and the natural smell.
Wood is from the forest and human being is mothered by the nature. The closeness that people enjoy with wood may derive from the nature.
As a designer, both in study and work, one inevitably encounters the long history of the Chinese craftsmanship in both architecture and furniture. The tenon-and-mortise joint structure as the essence of traditional Chinese furniture and architecture has always attracted my curiosity. I collected some literature on architecture and furniture and many e-books on the tenon-and-mortise joint structure online. The delicacy and beauty of tenon-and-mortise joints are truly appealing and stunning.
But a question remains. The tenon-and-mortise joint in books are two dimensional drawings. One has to use one’s imaginations to reconstruct these into a three dimensional structure. The simple ones are easier to understand. But the more complex ones are really taxing on the brain and in the end I could not get to the bottom of it.
This inspired me: Could I use computer technology and 3D models to gain a clear perspective of the classical tenon-and-mortise joint structures?
Further, what about making the tenon-and-mortise joint structure on iPhone and iPad like playing a game? How wonderful would that be!
Sometimes I think, maybe one day I can become a carpenter, a craftsman.
Through 6 months of preparation and hard work, my team has accomplished this little dream.
We can provide:
a high quality 3D model to view the 27 classical tenon-and-mortise joint structures broken down into their composite parts;
exquisite designs to present the timber materials suitable for the tenon-and-mortise joint structure;
well-versed interactive explanations of commonly used traditional carpentry tools;
visual and interesting instruction about the history and evolution of the tenon-and-mortise joint structure;
the ability to share on the social networks;
So this is the tenon-and-mortise joint structure dedicated to all those who have a passion for nature, wood, and design. Together let’s enjoy the beauty of tenon-and-mortise joint structure!
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Ratings and Reviews
It’s my first time to write a review, but after trying this well made free app i felt that i should at least express my gratitude towards the developers of the app, well organized, easy to navigate, beautiful graphics, rich woodworking-related information, calm music, are all features that made trying this app a pleasant experience, thank you a lot for developing this fine application, one note thou, it was challenging for me to change the language as it was written in Japanese (i guess), you can change it by pressing the icon which looks like three sticks meshed together in a triangular manner, I don’t know if it is a universal symbol that refers to languages but definitely i wasn’t familiar with it.
This app is simply gorgeous to look at and use. Very informative, and a great look through for anyone interested in woodworking.
Well done! Please add more. Delightful. Maybe allow the community to add or propose new joints?
- Beijing Tag UX Network Technology Co., Ltd.
- 189.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © tag Design
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.