Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Beautiful shoji, terrible pictures- sorry! Shoji screens built in Beech, with Port Orford Cedar kumiko and "Golden Flax" Warlon paper. The kumiko pattern is our "P-11" (squares) - note the bottom panel is the same size as two of the rows of squares.
These are elegant, quiet shoji and the "Golden Flax" paper gives them a little zing especially up close. They will cover a walk-through and both slide right over a wall on a double track.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Three of four screens to span a wall closet, special lighting from the back will really make these delicious! Beech frames, Port Orford kumiko, 0.3 white Warlon paper and beautiful, matched ribbon stripe Sapele panels. The look is quiet, elegant, and powerful.
We spend a lot of effort to make sure our shoji have pleasing proportions, we do not "cookie cutter" them. Each screen is looked at and proportions adjusted to be as harmonious as possible. We use various geometric ratios, sometimes 1-2 or 3-1 etc. and on occasion the golden section (1-1.618) or even the Fibonacci series (1-1-2-3-5-8 etc.). Some shoji work up easier than others, these screens practically fell together.
These shoji screens are 1-2 ratio overall (half as wide as they are tall).
The panel is 3-1. The panel height is one sixth of the screen height, six kumiko rectangles equal the wood panel in size.
And the kumiko grid is 2-1, same proportion as the entire shoji, tipped on it's side.
All of this is subliminal, but results in relaxed and pleasing proportions.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Custom shoji screens for a closet opening, span is 71-3/4" by 80". Shoji are build in Beech with Port Orford Cedar kumiko, 0.3 mm Kinwashi Warlon Paper and Ebony inlaid door pulls.
It's a pretty combination on these shoji.
Above is the set of 3 shoji screens also for the dining room - 38" wide.
Above is the 2 shoji for the study and a pocket door for the kitchen.
Friday, December 9, 2016
We are fortunate to have many repeat clients, thank you!
Here are two shoji made for a client's new home, built in beech with a beech panel
and our fancy Kumiko pattern 18. We used 0.45 white Warlon laminated paper
as "Zack" (a small dog) proofing.
These shoji fit over sliding glass exterior doors, and the shoji propped in front goes in a horizontal window over the doors.
Most shoji look similar from 10 feet away- color of wood or design will show, but not the quality of construction. So, we included these shots to show some very closeup detail. The pencil point gives some scale- first up are some kumiko ends, note the tiny clean beveling. It finishes the work nicely, the cherry on top, so to speak.
This shows how accurately we inlay Ebony pulls.
Here are some details of the tight joinery in the kumiko grids When we put them together, there is a little click or squeak -they are tight! The camera was about three inches away when these were taken.