Monday, August 30, 2021


Kumiko moon pattern

Kumiko grids only to replace the glass in existing interior doors. Mona Pearl's Moon pattern with 1 mm White Warlon and kumiko pattern 18 below with 1 mm Chiri Warlon 

kumiko grid detail

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Beech Shoji screens to span 60" that store in the same pocket. Built with 1 mm White Warlon, inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls and an inlaid edge pull in satin nickel.
Four sliding shoji screens for a living room door opening, span is 117-1/4". Each shoji is 31" x 80" x 1-3/8". We didn't have the space to lay them all out and Elvis was being a photo hog.
Getting packaged for shipment, each cardboard package in the crate will have two shoji in it. Below is a detail of the inlaid pulls.
Shoji pocket door inlaid edge pull

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Rick Kern Construction


Custom shoji screens for a double pocket door install. Built in Beech with 1 mm Warlon, Beech door panels, Ebony door pulls and dark bronze edge pulls.
Each shoji is 36" x 84" x 1-3/8".



Thursday, June 17, 2021

Public47 Architects - Ambo residence

Shoji room divider
Beech shoji screens as room divider to span 181" width - only 4 pictured due to our space limitations. Each shoji is 31-5/8" x 95-1/2" x 1-3/8" - with 1 mm Warlon, Sapele intermediate door panels and inlaid Ebony door pulls.
Elvis stepped in for scale. He is six feet tall.




Tuesday, June 8, 2021



Single sliding doors for two different openings - each shoji panel is 34-1/2" x 81-1/2" x 1-3/8. Built in Cherry wood with 1 mm Kinwashi Warlon and inlaid Ebony door pulls.
Shoji screens for the office to span 83-3/4" x 84-34", all shoji stack to one side to open. Also built in Cherry wood with 1 mm Kinwashi Warlon and inlaid Ebony door pulls.


Monday, June 7, 2021



Cherry shoji screens for a double (opposing) pocket door install. Built with 1.0 mm Kinwashi Warlon and inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls. Kumiko pattern designed by our client to mirror other elements in the room. Each shoji is 35-1/2" x 80"
Detail of the wider lower door rails. This batch of Cherry had alot of pretty figure in it. Below is a detail of kumiko joinery and Kinwashi Warlon.
Kinwashi Warlon


Monday, May 10, 2021

4M Construction LLC


A Shoji pocket door - 28" x 80" x 1-3/8" and a set of closet Shoji to span 70-3/8" x 80-1/2" (including tracking). Built in Beech with 1 mm white Warlon laminated paper
and inlaid Ebony door pulls. Ed's guitar for scale. 

Closet shoji
Trim detail

Kumiko frames
Stack of kumiko frames going together.

More kumiko parts
Some of the kumiko parts for the last three orders- the labor intensive part of a shoji screen. Every little 'stick' needs to be planed-cut to length-notched-planed again-oiled-oiled again then burnished and assembled. There are two kumiko frames per shoji and the last step is to cut the laminated paper make the kumiko-paper-kumiko sandwich that will slide into the shoji frame. K18 is a more complicated pattern with many more pieces and each of the free floating ends needs to be detail trimmed as shown above.