Watch how to build a Japanese-style free-standing bookshelf with no nails or glue

Japanese wood joinery (previously) is a highly-refined craft. In this video, YouTuber Third Coast Craftsman creates a free-standing bookshelf inspired by those joinery techniques.

Note that he's using jatoba, which is a very dense wood that's great for reducing rot and pests, but it's hard to work with for those who are novices to woodworking.

This is the second bookshelf project of this type he's done. Here's the earlier one:

Also worth watching to see his buddy Boots the bird dog.

Japanese Style Bookshelf With Traditional Hand Cut Joinery (YouTube / Third Coast Craftsman)