This book passes on a wealth of detailed information on wood, joints, traditions, Bhuddism & building. Also the relevance of old techniques in a modern, western country. Written for builders (& clients) with great generousity in a spirit of sharing hard won knowlege. More than just a dry manual or coffee table book. There are good looking images & constructional detail. Best book on small, timber, buildings I have seen in a long time, & I have shelves full of books on this subject.
In gassho, Alex