Thursday, June 6, 2024



Beech shoji screens for an upstairs loft area. Built using Waterfall Warlon laminated paper and inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls. Span is 100-1/2" x 43-1/2".
Elvis stepped in for scale, he is 6 ft. tall.

Waterfall Warlon which is a new one we are stocking for shoji. The darker background shows the pattern better. Detail picture below.

Detail Shoji screen Warlon

Above head shoji installed with wood tracking get a special treatment. Simple screws with corresponding recesses in the upper tracking only allow the shoji to install at one point along the tracking. The screws fill in the gap between the top of the shoji and the upper tracking groove so the shoji can't be nudged and fall out. 

Friday, May 10, 2024

Schwantje Stuart


Cherry shoji screens with Sapele lower door panels and Kinwashi Warlon laminated paper. The pattern is what I call Mona Pearl's moon since I think she was the first person we built  this style for. Actually the first was a smaller version that you can see here.

As usual, Elvis stepped in for scale. He is 6' tall. The shoji are to span 116" less side jambs. Each shoji is 40" x 80" x 1-3/8"

Shoji kumiko detail

Lower door panel in Sapele

Inlaid Ebony door pull detail

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Pan Mather


Custom Beech Shoji Screen Window size
Shoji window screens built in Beech to span 143-1/2" x 45-1/4" - there are 4 shoji but we only had room to display 2. They will be installed on a second story half wall to close off a bedroom. The screws at top create a simple lock to keep the shoji from coming out of their tracking when bumped. Below Elvis stepped in for scale, he is 6 feet tall.

Japanese shoji interior window

Tuesday, April 9, 2024


Shoji screens pocket door

Shoji screens for a double pocket.Built in Beech with Chiri Warlon insert material
Span is 60" - each shoji is 31-1/4" x 84-3/4" x 1-3/8"

Beech shoji screens

Shown here with the small shoji panels that will be installed in a doorway close to the pocket shoji and will be hinged.

Beech shoji screens with Chiri Warlon

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

Small shoji panels for hinging

Another image of the small shoji doors

Shoji inlaid door pull and edge pull

Inlaid Ebony door pull and dark bronze edge pull.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Light walls and wall shoji

Just finished a shoji that will be added to two already built and installed. We've done that a few times so I thought I'd put up a post and add light walls. Often when clients put a shoji over a wall surface they will add lighting (like rope lighting) behind to brighten the area. 

Sliding shoji screen installation

Custom cherry shoji screen

The picture below shows the additional shoji screen installed over the wall on the right - I believe they were going to add lighting behind this shoji panel since the ceiling light above only illuminates the two sliding shoji doors.

Shoji door install

This picture (below) is of a dark basement well window that the client wanted to brighten up so they installed lighting around the edges to illuminate the shoji. 

There are more but I don't have pictures of them all installed. Below is the largest light wall of shoji I have a picture of. It's been a few years so I can't remember if this was a dark basement or attic that was turned into a family room.

Light wall of shoji screens


Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Hanomoco Design

Cherry Shoji screens for two different openings. Barn door type installs.
Each shoji 37-1/4" x 80-7/8" x 1-3/8", Amber Warlon insert material.
Shoji below are also for a barn door type install to span a 60" width.
Each shoji 31" x 80-7/8" x 1-3/8", Amber Warlon insert material.
Shoji screens Barn door type install

Custom Japanese Shoji screens with Elvis
Elvis stepped in for scale - he is 6 feet tall.
Below there is a close up of the inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls.

Shoji screen Inlaid door pull in Cherry wood

Friday, March 8, 2024

Keycon Inc


Three of the six shoji screens to span a closet opening. Built in Beech with Opaque White 1mm Warlon. Instead of inlaid door pulls Ed cut recesses in the shoji door stiles. 
Picture of that below.

Shoji span is 198-3/4" - each shoji is 34-1/2" x 92-3/8" x 1-3/8".
Elvis stepped in for scale. He is 6 feet tall. 

Recessed door pull.

Kumiko half lap with quarter. Still life by Ed?