What’s new
19 Oct 2015
New patterns are being added regularly, so check with the blog for Book 3 pattern additions
3 Aug 2015
New pattern added — Komachi kikkō
29 Jul 2015
New pattern added — Kikyō kikkō
28 Jul 2015
New pattern added — Benten asa-no-ha
24 Jul 2015
New pattern added — Benten kikkō
11 Jul 2015
New pattern added — Tawara kikkō

Welcome to the website of D & M King

Shoji and Kumiko Design

Welcome to our website. If you've been here before, you'll notice it's undergone somewhat of a change.

All the former information about shoji and kumiko is still here, and can be easily found by clicking on the navigation bar at the top. Further information will be added over time. If you would like a quote or general information on a quality, hand-crafted traditional shoji door or screen for your home, please have a look at the Ordering page first. Please note that I no longer make the larger shoji screens, only the smaller kumiko work.

I have also published my second book — Shoji and Kumiko Design, Book 2 – Beyond the Basics. This follows on from my first book (Book 1 – The Basics), and covers many more complex patterns, including the diamond and hexagonal patterns.

Book 1 - The Basics        Book 2 - Beyond the Basics

Both books are available at any of the online Amazon stores.

You can also see that there's a new section — rocking chairs; specifically, the beautiful and extremely comfortable rocking chairs designed by Hal Taylor. With every new rocking chair I make, I discover a new aspect of beauty and comfort in this design.

And I'm honoured and pleased to say that Hal has granted me the rights to sell his book, templates, back brace hole template, and DVDs in Australia, New Zealand, and also Japan. So woodworkers Down Under and in the Land of the Long White Cloud can now buy the complete set of plans without the horror of huge postal charges. Postage from Australia to Japan is quite fast and also a very reasonable price. Further information can be found on the Book and Templates page.

So whether your interest is in the fascinating world of shoji and kumiko, or the comfortable and relaxing feel of a wonderful rocking chair, please click on the navigation bar above, or on the relevant image below.

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Des and Mariko King
10/35 Township Dr
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Please contact us by email through the Contact Page here.
I've also established a YouTube channel for videos on various aspects of Japanese woodworking and tools, shoji and kumiko patterns, rocking chairs, and general aspects of Japan and Japanese culture. It's still early days so the number of videos I've made and uploaded is limited, but click here or on the YouTube logo below to visit my channel, and please subscribe if you find the videos interesting.
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