Dorifuto-pin (ドリフトピン) – a type of drift pin used in what’s referred to as the “drift-pin construction method; dorifuto-pin kouhou (ドリフトピン工法)” here in Japan. The drift pin construction method is an umbrella term for a wide range of drift pin construction models developed by various construction firms and house-makers.

Joints constructed using the drift pin construction model are known to be up to 3 times stronger than their more traditional counterparts (軸組み工法; jikugumi-kouhou) that use notchwork and plate hardware. 

Drift pin Construction Method

Illustration of drift pin construction method

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