Elvis stepped in to provide scale. He is 6' tall.
Keith Richards and Eric Clapton were busy.
It’s not quite finished, but here’s the work bench I made using lumber from the beautiful crate my perfect Shoji screens came in. Shoji photos when the valances are installed.
|Cherry Shoji Screens with Kinwashi paper, Cherry panels and our pattern #20|
|Note the panel grain is perfectly centered. Note the ebony pull falls center between the horizontal kumiko. The one that is not there! Let the eye traverse left to the last square and it becomes apparent.|
|Gorgeous silky cherry panel.|
|This is a hidden tapered half lap joint, for maximum strength , leaving the outside of the joint to show unbroken smooth grain.|
|Trade secret- how we clamp- a few left over wood slats and some softwood wedges. Sometimes ancient simplicity is best. Strong, light, and makes good kindling when job is done!|
|. "Rising moon with clouds over water."|
Sapele, Amber Warlon acrylic.
The moon is a slightly lighter wood, the "ocean" is a Fibonacci series- 1,2,3,5...
And Ed got creative with the joinery.. see detail images following. Shoji panel size is 38-1/2" w x 40-1/2" h. This is a fixed panel designed to be back lit for a night light.
|A group of shoji pocket doors built in Maple with Maple lower door panels, Opaque White Warlon paper|
and inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls.
|How the pocket door lock functions.|
|The inlaid door pulls and edge pulls.|