The Kumiko for Beginners website is an ever-growing resource for people wanting to find out about getting started with the delicate side of traditional Japanese woodwork known as Kumiko.
Kumiko woodworking is a traditional Japanese woodworking technique involving intricate patterns and designs using thin pieces of wood that are carefully cut, fitted, and joined together without using nails or glue. The method is most commonly used in constructing shoji screens, latticework, and other decorative elements in traditional Japanese architecture. The term “Kumiko” refers to […]
While searching through Instagram for Kumiko patterns, I came across some exciting Jig kits from ProWoodUkraine. Their premium Kumiko starter kit provides you with everything you need to make your Kumiko. The kit includes a stand with great features like clamping screws that firmly hold the chisels in place and magnets holding the Kumiko blocks […]
Bau-Woodworks shows how to make Kumiko Strips the fast and easy way. In this 15 minute video, he shows you how to cut the Kumiko strips for the Japanese latticework.
Book 4 Diamond Patterns is the fourth book in the Shoji and Kumiko Design series, and follows on seamlessly from Book 3 Hexagonal Patterns. In this book, Des King gives detailed instructions on making 31 stunning patterns
Jumpstart your Kumiko making with the perfect kit for starters. All the jigs you need, enough pre-milled and cut material for your first square.
Matt Kenney’s latest book offers step-by-step instructions for 10 patterns. Also included are cutting diagrams for several original decorative wall panels.
Marty Backe constructs a jig for hand planing small stock to precise and repeatable thickness.
For the month of July (2018) Workshop Heaven is having a Summer Sale.
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Making Kumiko strips out of basswood using only hand tools.
Based on regular hexagons, the Asanoha pattern is a geometric motif which resembles a hemp leaf and currently one of the most popular traditional designs.
Shoji and Kumiko Design: Book 3 Hexagonal Patterns is the third and final book in the Shoji and Kumiko Design series by Desmond King.
In Shoji and Kumiko Design Book 2 Beyond the Basics, Des King continues on from where he finished with Book 1 The Basics and takes instruction in shoji patterns and Kumiko art to the next level.
A set of three beautifully accurate Gyokucho Japanese hand saws. This set will cover cross-cutting and sheet materials, ripping and resawing, dovetailing tenons and fine joinery, and flush cutting.
Mike Farrington shares how he creates Kumiko inspired Wall Art.
Planning stops and saw hooks add speed and accuracy to your handwork
A blog post by Jon Billing of Bigs and Woodworking shares his method for making Kumiko.
Find out how to make adjustable Japanese Kumiko jigs.
Kumiko patterns enhance the uniqueness and charm of shoji, and Des King introduces different kinds of patterns and provides detailed instructions on how to make each.
In this video, Vipul shows himself test fitting a small Kumiko box.
Vipul Patel demonstrates making a walnut box with the Kumiko Asanoha pattern.