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Intermediate Kumiko


Saturday and Sunday | January 14th – 15th, 2023

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Create beautiful Japanese decorative panels with Matt Kenney. This woodworking technique is referred to as Kumiko and is a delicate and traditional art form. Students will create their own panel to take home and show off.

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Furniture Type

Decor, Japanese

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time Frame


Name: Intermediate Kumiko
Instructor: Matt Kenney
Skill Level: Upper Beginner
Prerequisites: Some previous Kumiko experience is recommended

Age: You must be at least 18 years old to participate


Class Description:

In Japan, doors, windows, and room screens are often decorated with a delicate wooden framework called kumiko. The beauty of these frames is enhanced by using small pieces of wood to create geometric or floral patterns in the framework. This same technique can be used in furniture making to add a beautiful detail to a door panel, table top, or cabinet base. Kumiko panels also make eye-catching wall art.

Here’s your chance to learn both the fundamentals of Kumiko, and a few advanced techniques. We will start by making the frame, using a crosscut sled and a few finger joint jigs. The thicker frame around the outside offers a challenge when it comes to making the corner joints, but I’ll show you a clever way to guarantee they are spaced correctly and lock together tightly. After the frame is together, we move on to the infill patterns.

The final panel and infill pattern will be decided soon and will look different than the images posted. At the end of the weekend, you’ll know everything you need to know to make the panel in your own shop and begin jumping into new more advanced patterns.


What to bring:

  • 3/4 or 1 in. wide bench chisel
  • Small, fine tooth Dazuki saw
  • Tools should be sharp before arrival
  • Eye protection (mandatory)
  • Hearing protection (optional)
  • Dust protection (optional)
  • Water


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