Monday, November 23, 2009


I really enjoy receiving happy notes from happy clients (don't we all?) but this one made me laugh out loud. A very nice note for sure.

The Shoji arrived on Monday. As I checked the crate for possible damage I thought, “If the screens are damaged inside this thing, I’d hate to see the other guy.”

Unpacking the crate was a snap. I brought the screens upstairs in just the interior packaging, which made it easy even with them still protected.

I opened the package and “Viola, they’re beautiful!” I wanted to get them hung right away to see how they’d look in place. Then I thought, “Oh no, no directions. (Oops!) But it quickly became evident that none are needed. The track and roller system on which they hang is really well designed and easy to install. Attaching or removing the screens is a snap.

The screens glide with incredible smoothness. And the look great! Thanks for the high quality product. They’re outstanding in design, fit and finish, ease of installation, and effortless operation.

R. Leonard

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A new style

We've worked up a new kumiko style for a project and I thought I'd share. There's two sets of shoji doors in the room and one set is not a good width for the requested kumiko pattern. Some kumiko styles are very height / width proportion specific. Ed wanted to keep the horizontal elements consistent given the close proximity of these shoji so he worked up an interesting alternative. Should be an interesting one to build also.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Unique Environments

Cherry shoji with cherry panels, size is 30" x 92", for a bi-part install over cabinetry.

A close-up of the figure in the cherry shoji panels.

A close-up of the inlaid door pulls.