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. Three were conducted 2011. One in early May at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. This was cosponsored by the Timberframers Guild and resulted in a small garden structure that was auctioned off at the Guild’s Conference held at Fort Warden. The second workshop took place at the end of May at the “Econest” facility in Ashland, Oregon. This course involved the construction of a Post and Beam entry roof. The final course in September was again in Ashland building a Tokonoma/cabinet area. All workshops focus on using traditional joinery methods and hand tool techniques.
The next scheduled courses will be at Econest in Ashland starting June 10, 2013 and Port Townsend starting July 22, 2013. Please follow the Class Links to the right for more information.
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.