It’s not quite finished, but here’s the work bench I made using lumber from the beautiful crate my perfect Shoji screens came in. Shoji photos when the valances are installed.
Monday, February 19, 2018
We build stout crates, and one of our clients got creative and re-used the wood and plywood to build a work bench. Her note below.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
|Cherry Shoji Screens with Kinwashi paper, Cherry panels and our pattern #20|
|Note the panel grain is perfectly centered. Note the ebony pull falls center between the horizontal kumiko. The one that is not there! Let the eye traverse left to the last square and it becomes apparent.|
|Gorgeous silky cherry panel.|
|This is a hidden tapered half lap joint, for maximum strength , leaving the outside of the joint to show unbroken smooth grain.|
|Trade secret- how we clamp- a few left over wood slats and some softwood wedges. Sometimes ancient simplicity is best. Strong, light, and makes good kindling when job is done!|
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
This is how we finish the ends of unsupported kumiko- a nice clean bevel- the piece is about the size of a pencil
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
|A group of shoji pocket doors built in Maple with Maple lower door panels, Opaque White Warlon paper|
and inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls.
|How the pocket door lock functions.|
|The inlaid door pulls and edge pulls.|
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
|A nice set of Beech shoji with Opaque White Warlon paper, Port Orford Cedar kumiko, Beech lower door panels and inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls. A pocket door and a pair of sliding screens for a closet.|
|The closet pair of shoji.|
This is an open kumiko (grid) screen, no paper, to go over a white glass wall -we took the picture on a piece of white cardboard.
|Detail of this single sided kumiko.|
Japanese cherry pull in a beech screen.
A satin nickel edge pull, for getting a pocket door out of the pocket.