In my foray into 3d printing, I’ve been looking to traditional woodworking for ideas. I found this piece entitled “Japanese Joinery: Captivating Gifs Reveal Ancient Secrets of Wood Assembly” an interesting read. Here’s an excerpt:

Before screws, nails, glue and other fasteners, joinery was a matter of complex interlocking forms that shaped not only the structure but also the aesthetic of what was built.

Source: http://bit.ly/2kuK5wb