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Traditional Chinese Woodworking #8: The Huntington Gardens

03-16-2012 05:10 AM by chscholz | 7 comments »

Last weekend I had the the distinct pleasure to visit the Huntington Gardens in LA, CA. Unfortunately the Japanese garden was closed for maintenance. Wandering through the gardens we stumbled into the brand new Chinese garden. Chinese garden design is a thousands of years old, highly sophisticated art form that I don’t understand as good as nothing about. I am sure almost everybody knows the shape of the Chinese roofline work.or Chinese lattice work. The Huntington Gardens also feature exquisitely carved panels such as this one But it gets really exciting when you start looking at the joinery up close. Just as expected, no glue, not nails, no pegs, no shortcuts but hones...

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