Crown of Thorns (woodworking)
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The Crown of Thorns is a woodworking technique using interlocking wooden sticks that are notched to intersect at right angles forming joints and self-supporting objects, objects that have a "prickly" and transparent quality. Common examples include wreath- shaped picture frames that look similar to Jesus' "crown of thorns".
Larger-scale crowns may use the principles of tensegrity structures, where the wooden sticks provide rigidity and separate cables in tension carry the forces that hold them together.