Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Sapele Shoji screens with kumiko pattern #21 and inlaid Ebony door pulls. 
Four shoji to span 157", only three pictured since we don't have enough display room in the shop for all of them. 

Elvis stepped in for scale. He is 6' tall. 

Guest bath Shoji screens, both panels are hinged but the small panel has flush bolts installed, top and bottom, to fix it in place. Many detail images below in case our client needs them for install. Window grids have been added below.


Sapele Shoji screens for a hall closet with 1 mm Opaque White Warlon. 
Opaque is better for closets since it reflects less light back. The variety of items inside a closet will cause shadows in a more translucent paper.
You can see only a slight difference between the two backdrops.

Two smaller Shoji doors for a different closet.

Elvis steps in for scale.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Variations on our kumiko pattern 18

K pattern #18 - three shoji to span opening.

K pattern #18 - two shoji to span opening.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Teerink Bodamer

Beech shoji screens with a clear finish. One shoji size 40" x 87-1/2" for a barn door type install. One shoji size 30" x 78-1/2" for a pocket door.
Elvis stepped in for scale. His is 6' tall.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019


This set of screens was special order without finish - the contractor will finish in black lacquer.  We shipped test pieces for them to practice with and to ensure they could mask off the Warlon successfully. This sort of thing demands a very careful masking job as unlike glass, the Warlon acrylic cannot be scraped off with a razor blade.
 The penny is for scale, just to show the accurate joinery.
Elvis stepped in for scale. He is six feet tall.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


 Cherry shoji with 0.3 mm Kinwashi Warlon laminated paper and inlaid Ebony door pulls. Shoji to span 138" - each shoji panel is 35-1/4" x 80-1/4" x 1-3/8". To be installed with upper and lower wood tracking.


Friday, May 3, 2019

Reichert Installed

A Mid-century modern renovation. 
Dear Ed and Frances,

After many months of waiting, our lovely shoji is now in place and we are loving not only the design and placement, but of course, appreciating the quality, as well! Our construction took much longer than expected due to an addition in another room, but our contractor Evan wanted the shoji to be the last thing installed as he was very protective of it!
We are so pleased that we found you and that you were willing and able to custom our son’s design into the sliding shoji.  He loves it as well!  So, thank you very much for your artistry and craftsmanship and Frances, thank you for your efficiency.
With much appreciation,   C. Reichert

Chan Installed

Hi Ed and Frances, 
Thanks for making the screen, its really a centerpiece of our home now! It looks beautiful. The installer found the instructions useful and was able to install it pretty much spot on. It looks great!

Hernquist installed

Another shoji screen install with a nice note from our client.
Shop pictures of these shoji here. They look really different depending on the light.

Glasgow Installed

Hi Ed and Francis,
We had our beautiful shoji screens installed this morning. They came out perfect!
The only hitch is with our window opening not being true on one side so we had to shim away from the edge at one of the bottom corners.  I will calk and paint over it with the wall color and it will not be noticeable.

And Many Thanks for these beauties -
J. Glasgow

Shoji reinstall after renovation

A previous client called needing some help. They were renovating a room, removing the tatami mat flooring and wondering how to get their shoji to fit properly at the new floor level. Received a nice note with a picture after the project was completed.

Hi Ed,
Just sending along a photograph of the Shoji door installed in my newly renovated space. 
Thanks again for the support and great customer service,
Marc Y.

Friday, April 12, 2019


4 sets of Cherry Shoji Screens for closet openings with 1 mm White Warlon insert material. We took picture of some on a white background to see if the Cherry stood out better. Elvis stepped in for scale as usual.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


An order of 5 Shoji screens built in Sapele with 1 mm White Warlon, Sapele lower door panels and inlaid Ebony door pulls. They're all tall (Elvis is 6 feet) and and all tracking install types are represented in this order; two are header mounted, one is a surface mounted and the other two are pocket doors. 

Inlaid edge pulls for the pocket doors.

The Sapele panels just glow.

Monday, April 1, 2019


Shoji screen room divider, built in Cherry with 1 mm Chiri Warlon 
laminated paper and inlaid Ebony door pulls.
Span is 114-1/2". Shoji are 39-1/2" x 81-1/2" x 1-3/8".

Monday, March 4, 2019

Williamson Installed

Thank you to our client who sent pictures of their shoji screen installed.