Carpenters with skills in woodworking are called moksu, and among them, the few notable figures with especially
advanced skills in the area are called ‘Daemokjang’. Traditionally in the
Korean architecture fields, daemokjangs are thought to be master artisans and therefore were responsible for building the
royal palaces, temples and other historically significant constructions, and repairing them when necessary. Their skills have
remained highly appreciated throughout decades, as good skills allow
for the wooden beams of traditional structures to be seamlessly connected, perfecting the designs of Korean architecture.
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