Dale Brotherton

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Dale began working in his field in 1978. He spent 6½ years in traditional full time apprenticeship with a well-known Japanese teahouse carpenter in the San Francisco Bay Area. This apprenticeship was dedicated to concentrated practice with traditional hand tools and learning refined joinery methods.

Dale then spent 2 years as a "journeyman" in traditional residential construction in Nagano-Ken, Japan expanding his skills, studying traditional building design and structural layout.

With nearly 9 years of intense study accomplished, Dale returned to the USA in 1987 founding TAKUMI COMPANY.

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Since then he has remained committed to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship completing over 80 projects for private customers, institutions and municipalities.

Dale's Workshop

Classes

Previous Classes

  • Working with Japanese Hand Tools
  • Japanese Hand Planes

Contact

Website japanesecarpentry.com
Email info@japanesecarpentry.com