Monday, November 30, 2015

Hartman Baldwin Design Build

Shoji screen built all in Beech with 2 mm Warlon Acrylic insert material and 
Japanese Cherry inlaid door pulls.

The Japanese Cherry door pull and natural Beech are very similar in tone.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Warlon Shoji Papers

The new Warlon shoji papers we ordered are finally on our website.
We decided to try another 0.3 mm thick Warlon we're calling Golden Flax since that is what the long fibers encased in the paper look like.

There's a really pretty picture of it on the Warlon website - - we do need better images.

We also decided to add an acrylic that is a combination of the very translucent 2.0 mm White Warlon Acrylic and the Smooth White Acrylic we already carry. More opaque, so more light reflective, with a long silky 'paper fiber' look.. the best of both. We're calling it White Unryu since we have quite a few white acrylics now. Pictured below.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Five custom shoji screens which will be installed on an upstairs half wall to provide interest and a bit of separation. These were built to match similar shoji screens we made for this client a few years ago. Built in eech with beech kumiko and 2 mm white Warlon Acrylic shoji material.

Pictures below are a few from the previous jobs we've done for this client. A big Thank You to them and Juanitta for having the patience to wait for Ed to get back into the shop.


Coincidentally, the first two orders to be completed in the shop after Ed's sabbatical both had the same kumiko pattern. One order will have the shoji screens hanging in space as room dividers.. I'll include the picture our client sent. The other shoji screen is a window insert I believe.

Thank you to both clients for their patience waiting for Ed to return.

The shoji screens pictured above are built in Beech with Cedar kumiko and Amber Kinwashi Warlon shoji paper. The shoji screen below has White Warlon shoji paper.

Drat! Our camera's lens has dirt on the inside! With these new digital cameras... how does one get in to clean it? If you see shadows.. it's the camera not the shoji.

Oh, and here's that picture our client sent us... nice space there.