TAKUMI COMPANY offers full service Woodworking and Construction in top quality authentic Japanese style. This includes initial consultation, design, engineering and building. Our projects range in size from door and furniture items to whole house construction.
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Many people express an interest in learning the craft of Japanese Carpentry. In response Dale Brotherton, owner of Takumi Company occasionally leads workshops to provide introductions to this ancient craft. Classes conducted in the past years have included projects to build Entry frames, Small roofed structures, and saw-horses.
The Fall 2018 class in Ashland produced timber scale doors for gates erected in previous years. Follow the link on the right to view class photos.
So far four classes have been scheduled for Early 2019. Two in February and March at the Woodcraft supply store in Seattle, then two in May at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking . One more class yet to be scheduled will occur in the Fall at Econest in Ashland. Please check back for updates.
Although there is no substitute for undergoing a full apprenticeship to learn Japanese Carpentry, these classes provide invaluable information on basic setup and use of Japanese tools, along with joint cutting techniques. The tools and knowledge gained can readily be applied to any style of fine woodworking. It is also recommended that aspiring apprentices first participate in a class to get a feeling for what the work involves. View the link at the right for more discussion on apprenticeships.