Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
If it's Japanese, I'll bet my bottom dollar all of you are wrong. Some of the Japanese joinery is a compendium of very intricate and complex joints that will baffle the best of us. There are probably hidden joints under the surface that would lock this bench in place where no one will venture to guess how they did it.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx