Monday, September 25, 2017


12 screens for a yoga/zen/judo teaching center.  Well, 13 actually - we often run a few extra parts in case we lose one in manufacturing, and in this case, had enough to build an extra screen- might be useful to have around if those martial arts people get wild!

These screens have a nice proportion at 1-2 for the overall screen and 1-1 (squares) for the kumiko pattern.  Elegant and quiet in effect.

Screens and track ready to go - people sometimes ask about our crating costs. They don't ask after they see the crates. We make beautiful custom work and believe it is far better to go to the effort of first class packaging than to build replacements because of shipping damage.  Plus, the crate and track crate can be used  as a hull and outrigger in an expedition mounted to explore the South Pacific......

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Beech Shoji screens for a closet, span is about 106" by 80". Instead of Warlon laminated paper the client chose 2.0 mm Unryu Acrylic from Warlon. This Acrylic is more opaque, more light bounces back than goes through, hence the shadows from clothes in the closet will not be as noticeable. Comparison pictures below.

Monday, July 10, 2017


Two window shoji - 50" x 72" x 1-3/8" and 28" x 18" x 1-3/8"
Built in Beech with Port Orford Cedar kumiko and 0.45 mm White Warlon Paper.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


These are tall shoji screens- just about 8 feet. Made with Beech, Port Orford Cedar and .45 white Warlon laminated paper.  A 2-1 ratio is carried throughout- each small rectangle is 2-1, and each group of four rectangles is a 2-1 ratio. Two groups of four form a square and there are three squares to fill the whole screen height. Confused yet?

Our standard tight inlay of Ebony door pulls.

Upper (left) and lower (right) wood tracks for three shoji screens. There is a small plastic glide we put on the bottom edge of the screens, to engage the thumbnail profile on the lower track- much easier to clean and a lot more friendly on bare feet than a square edge groove. The lower track is finished with a urethane floor finish.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hughes Installed

A big Thank You to our client for sending pictures!

Beautiful Shoji doors from Shoji Designs Inc - with and without back lighting.
I couldn't be happier!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Carrera Millwork Inc

Tall shoji  (96"!) with Bamboo pattern Warlon paper.  Simple kumiko patterns like this show off the patterned papers best. Shoji built in Beech with Port Orford Cedar kumiko.

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.