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Timber Frame Joinery Techniques for Furniture Makers with Taeho Kwon 20-1 B

  • 21 Oct 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 26 Oct 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Guild Workshop, 7634 SW 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
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Timber Frame Joinery Techniques for Furniture Makers with Taeho Kwon


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This class is for those who want to acquire a deeper understanding of Eastern Joinery. It will cover much of the joinery that is used in Eastern timber frame buildings, such as the Buddhist Temple and the King’s Palace. Whether you are a timber framer or a woodworker whose only focus is furniture making, this class will help you to construct the best furniture possible.

During Taeho’s apprenticeship years, he focused more on building temples than furniture because he wanted to improve his knowledge of joinery and the secrets behind making joints last for thousands of years. In a temple or the King’s Palace building, there are about three times more types of joints involved than in fine furniture building. His plan has been to utilize this advanced joinery in his own furniture design, which is represented in his Nakashima inspired Sitting Bench/Coffee Table and the Entry Table creation.

Students will learn to construct varieties of joints, which will interlock together and become one beautiful structure for future reference or display amongst their woodworking collections.

There are no prerequisites to take this class; you do not need to take Joinery 1.

If you have an interest in utilizing traditional timber frame joinery in your own furniture designs, and improving your skills and knowledge in joinery, this class is for you.

 You will learn:

  • How timber frame joinery works
  • Secrets to Building structures that withstand earthquakes and hurricanes
  • Understanding the movement of wood
  • Secrets to expanding the life of the wood in order to last thousands of years
  • To make  a variety of traditional joints using both hand tools and power tools
  • How old western and eastern craftsmen were associated and how their timeless work is relevant to understanding wood movement and techniques.

Lunch will be provided.Taeho will provide jigs for the joinery. A tool list will be provided well in advance to help students prepare for this workshop.

Please direct any questions to Chip Webster at jdwebster3@comcast.net.

A special cancellation policy applies to this class; Thirty (30) days advance notice is required to cancel in order to get a refund, unless your slot is filled by someone else. However, cancellation within seven days forfeits all payment.

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