Welcome to the website of D & M King
Shoji and Kumiko Design
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 third book — Shoji and Kumiko Design, Book 3 – Hexagonal Patterns. This follows on from my first two books (Book 1 – The Basics; and Book 2 – Beyond the Basics), and gives detailed instruction on 45 hexagonal patterns.
All books are available at any of the online Amazon stores.
** Australian residents wishing to purchase the books direct please click here.
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.