Monday, May 4, 2015

Summer Sabbatical

Edward is taking a summer sabbatical beginning in July. The shoji shop will be closed from July thru September.

We will stop taking shoji orders in mid-May for delivery by the end of June.

New orders taken after this will have a late October ETA.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Shoji supply orders will be processed as usual.


Shoji door in Cherry for a massage studio.This is a magnificent door, 44" wide and 90" tall, the photo really does not do the scale justice. We used a slightly wider frame to help keep the proportions looking balanced.  

Pretty figure in the lower door panel.

Inlaid Ebony door pull, large size for this large shoji door.

The white Haruki Warlon paper is very lively.


Custom folding shoji screen as a room divider for an office. Built in Cherry with 2 mm Amber Warlon Acrylic. This was built as a flexible use screen, able to be moved around based on office layout and privacy needs.  We use a very high grade stainless steel double acting hinge,so each panel can be folded forward or backwards. 

This shoji had to compliment the other sliding shoji screens we'd made for this client previously. Notice how much paler the new cherry is compared to the year old shoji screens. It will take a month or so and the new wood will 'cherry up' as one client put it.

The lower shoji panels, hence mid-rails, are about the same height from the floor to aid the shoji complimenting each other.

A nice detail, the horizontal kumiko end on the vertical kumiko cleanly, with no joinery cut visible from the side.

The tapered half lap joint used to get that clean outer edge. The full half lap shown in the rear is used when the kumiko form a full cross.