The duo found 18th century nails while mudlarking with faceted heads, so they commissioned hand-forged nails from a speciality blacksmith especially for this piece. The Japanese technique, Kgioroshi is used in the range; a method of hammering and moistening a component that is slightly too big for its joint before assembling the piece, each component then swelling to form a perfect fit. The irregular, wedge-shaped nails result in the piece having a much greater holding strength, producing strong and long lasting joinery. The strength is also reinforced by dado and rabbet joints. Battens have been used to keep the doors flat, a pre-industrial technique that has an extremely robust clamping action. The sideboard is complete with milk painted riven handles, a technique that utilises parts of the logs that cannot be used elsewhere.