Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sliding Window Shoji 13 years later

Professional images by Chaffee Photographic. Thank you very much!

And a very nice note - 
   Hi Edward, It was great seeing you again and we look forward to having you work with us in our new home. In 2003 you created pocket shoji window coverings for our living room and dining room. This was a new construction home so you worked closely with our builder throughout the project and the result was a seamless, beautiful addition to our Asian decor. The materials you used were excellent quality and have endured these 13 years, looking as pristine now as they were new.
   The sale of our home was greatly influenced by the beautiful shoji and how well they were made. When we bought our 'new' existing home we wanted to include some shoji accent and knew exactly who to contact! Thanks for working with us again and will be excited to see the finished project. --      Blessings, Bruce and Gaylene

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Shoji install Florida

Many thanks to our client for sending these great pictures of her shoji screens installed. We love seeing our shoji in their new home. Quick shop picture page

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Specialty Laminates for Shoji Screens

3form and Lumicor have introduced laminated acrylics with wood slats embedded. Nice product.

Here's a picture from 3form's website.

And this very nice example from Lumicor's website.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wampler & Sons

Beech shoji screens with 0.45 White Warlon laminated paper and inlaid Ebony door pulls.

 The wood ledger, track and valance assembly.  The ledger screws to the wall , the screw heads will be inside the groove shown in the ledger. Then the valance clips to the ledger with the metal "french cleats". The end of the valance is mitered to return to the wall and cover the end of the ledger and track.   A neat clean system for a barn door type tracking ,where the shoji side over a wall face.

The assembly all together, viewed from the underside. 

G3 Renovation

Beech shoji screens with Kinwashi Warlon laminated paper, Beech lower door panels and inlaid Ebony door pulls. Image has a smudge upper right.. in camera not on shoji. 

Change in background shows how translucent the shoji paper is. Left photo over white cardboard, right photo over tan cardboard.

Track mounting board with valances. The mounting board provides an easy attach point for the valances. Shown upside down.

Close-up of G3's shoji next to that of another client's to show the difference in the shoji paper. Left side shoji is Amber Kinwashi Warlon and right side shoji is White Warlon.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Fraley & Co / Laux Installed

Pictures our client kindly sent of our shoji screens in his bathroom remodel. First shoji door needed a lock set and hinging so was built with stiles and rails heavy enough to accommodate both.

A built-out cabinet with our shoji to fit. All shoji built in Beech with Port Orford Cedar kumiko and Beech lower shoji panels. The sliding and fixed shoji have 0.3 mm Kinwashi Warlon paper as the inset material. The hinged shoji door needed added rigidity so we used 2.0 mm Amber Warlon Acrylic.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bergh installed

Shoji kumiko pattern to compliment the nice entry door.