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Joinery 1: How to Use Complex Joinery in Furniture

June 9 - 14, 2024

Taeho Kwon  ·  tkwoodartstudio.com

Workshop at a glance

Reveal the secrets of joinery to last 1,000 years.


  • Hand sawing
  • Chiseling
  • Layout


  • A variety of hard and soft woods


  • A set of miniature doors or a panel made up of complex joints

Artist Bio

Taeho Kwon attended East Carolina University and majored in Commercial Arts, studying Interior Design, and has been a Furniture designer for 27 years and a woodworker for 24 years. During those years, he spent numerous years learning and practicing building Buddhist temples, Hanok (traditional Korean houses), and traditional furniture to acquire the knowledge of complex joinery passed down for thousands of years. Taeho now lives in Southern California, and works as a specialty builder for numerous designers and architects, and and also teaches at woodworking and crafts schools across the US. He has won many awards in the “Design in Wood” annual competition in San Diego, including Master Woodworker Trophy.

  • Taeho Kwon
  • Taeho Kwon

Workshop Description

Many books and workshops about joinery teach how to make joints but not where to use them, where not to use them, and why to use them. In this workshop, students will learn the answers to these questions! Students will create various joinery parts while acquiring the complete guide to using hand tools and jigs for power tools and machines. All joints made in this workshop will fit into a miniature panel or door.


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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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