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.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Our standard tight inlay of Ebony door pulls.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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.