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Introduction to Kumiko


August 31st | 9am to 5pm

Create beautiful Japanese decorative panels by hand. 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.

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Name: Introduction to Kumiko
Instructor: Austin Waldo
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisites: We recommend taking the Sharpening class before this course

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

Date: August 31st from 9am to 5pm


Class Description:

Kumiko is a traditional Japanese technique that creates beautiful decorative and delicate wooden patterns consisting of many wooden bars crossed and laid out to form various geometric designs and expressions. These panels are often found in Japanese doors, windows, room screens, small cabinets and boxes. Kumiko is typically done by hand and the panels are typically held together with tight fitting angles with no mechanical fasteners.

At first glance, Kumiko panels certainly look to be extremely difficult. However, they are not. In this class, you’ll learn how to make a small framework panel with the classic asa-no-ha infill pattern. Students will learn how to create the joinery for the framework and then assemble the framework that holds the pattern. After that, you’ll learn how to cut the small pieces used to make the flower-like infill pattern. By the end of the day, each student will have a beautiful panel to take home.


Materials and jig blocks are provided. 



August 31st | 9am to 5pm 


What to bring:

Some tools are available for purchase in the ASF retail store. Call for availability.

  • 1/2, 3/4 or 1 in. wide bench chisel (Mandatory)
    • Must already be sharpened
  • Small, fine tooth Dozuki saw (Recommended)
  • Eye protection (mandatory)
  • Hearing protection (optional)
  • Dust protection (optional)
  • Water


Austin School of Furniture has the right to cancel this class at anytime if the minimum amount of students is not reached.

See our Refund Policy here

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