In traditional Japanese construction, the joins in woodworking were all made without screws, nails or bolts. There is even an entire Twitter account dedicated just to that. The Joinery creates 3D animations that show you how these joins work. See a few here for yourself, or just follow The Joinery on Twitter.
腰掛け蟻落し継ぎ Koshikake-ari-otoshi-tsugi pic.twitter.com/uOPpNbXMth
— The Joinery (@TheJoinery_jp) October 17, 2016
四枚鎌継ぎ Yonmai-kama-tsugi pic.twitter.com/1LApi4GlQu
— The Joinery (@TheJoinery_jp) October 1, 2016
隅二方鎌継ぎ Sumi-nihou-kama-tsugi pic.twitter.com/Xc8Vik1W0t
— The Joinery (@TheJoinery_jp) September 17, 2016