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I am skilled in Japanese style carpentry, woodworking, stone and ceramic sculpture, problem solving, building and landscape design.  If you need help with any of these, please contact me at barton@sonic.net.

The following photos are of projects I’ve worked on, mostly under the direction of my friend and carpentry teacher, Paul Discoe.  Paul is a zen priest who was sent to Japan by his teacher, Sunryu Suzuki-roshi, to study carpentry.  When Paul returned to California, he taught others and founded Joinery Structures, a design and build company in Oakland.

Japanese style timber frame house with seven gables.

Gable detail.

Shingle detail.