Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Sapele Shoji with Sapele panels and Kinwashi Warlon reinforced paper.

Joinery detail showing a bit of the wood grain.

Inlaid Ebony door pulls.

Kumiko joinery and paper detail.
My apologies for the date stamp, not sure how that happened.


Beautiful figured Cherry shoji with Warlon Acrylic insert material. Cherry darkens with age so these do not have their full color yet. Pictured are two of the three shoji in this order.

Some of that pretty figure in the wood. This picture is blurry but I had to include it..

Inlaid 'faux' Rosewood door pulls.

Inlaid polished brass edge pull for these pocket shoji.

How it works..

Sorry about the date stamp. I'm not sure how that option got selected on the camera.

Monday, December 13, 2010


At 107-1/2" these are possibly the tallest kumiko we've built since these shoji do not have an intermediate rail or lower panel. Also right up there with one of the longest valances at 13'.

Beech shoji with Port Orford Cedar kumiko, 0.3 mm Kinwashi Warlon paper and inlaid door pulls.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Color stained Beech shoji with cedar kumiko, left natural, and Kinwashi Warlon paper.

I'm editing this post since it lacked a bit of information. The shoji on the left will be a fixed panel that will be installed in a wall opening.

The 10 shoji on the right cover a wall of glass windows and doors and there are 5 wider shoji stacked behind them for a kitchen room divider. I'm excited to get pictures of this install.

We really liked the color contrast of the kumiko left natural with the stained frames.

Close-up of the ebony pull inlays.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Talley / McCarthy

One of three Sapele shoji, lightly stained, with a Lumicor insert material and special kumiko pattern. Ed built these with heavier kumiko (grid) to balance with their large size and minimal kumiko coverage.

A joinery detail shot. The Lumicor is Paper Leaf Natural.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Kumiko play

11.2.10 - And now for something completely different.... I tried working with the 'medallion' concept in the kumiko pattern you sent and I don't think I had enough height to make it work. So I turned left and ended up here. Let me know what you think.

A 'first blush' for the double window set. I tried to speak to the design you liked without using mitered corners in the kumiko. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Fir Shoji with Kinwashi Warlon paper, fir door panels and ebony pulls.

Friday, August 13, 2010


This little threesome is for a basement remodel I believe. The two little shoji are for a pass-through with a pattern to compliment the larger pocket door. In Beech with cedar kumiko and 0.3 mm Kinwashi Warlon paper.


Four (one is hiding) closet shoji approximately 28" x 86" in Beech with Beech lower door panels, Japanese cherry inlaid door pulls and 0.3 mm Kinwashi Warlon Paper. These are lovely in person, this quick shop picture doesn't do them justice..

Monday, August 9, 2010

Collins Landscaping

Rather large shoji - 54" x 102"- in red cedar for a tea house. The bottom panels are solid cedar and the kumiko are wider than usual, 3/4" instead of 3/8", to balance with the size.

Close up of the panels showing the lovely wood tones in Western Red Cedar. Insert material is 2.0 mm Warlon Acrylic.

Titan Construction

Six shoji that will be linked together for a double pocket room divider. They are approximately 21" x 79" x 1-3/8" in Beech wood stained a chestnut brown.

Three together a little closer up.

A close-up of the lead shoji's edge pull and inlaid Japanese Cherry door pull stained & finished.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Beech shoji with Port Orford Cedar Kumiko in our fancy pattern #18, Kinwashi Warlon paper & Japanese cherry inlaid door pulls.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Beech shoji with our kumiko pattern #7 and Kinwashi Warlon paper. Install will be a linked roller system.

Detail shot of the lead shoji.

Crates waiting for pick-up. The shoji crate weighs in at 195 lbs. and the track crate weighs 75 lbs.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

S & G Construction

Sapele shoji with White Unryu paper and our fancy kumiko pattern #18.

Two shoji for the 70-1/2" wide closet. Below the three shoji for the 94-1/4" wide span are stacked together. Shoji will ship with a complete trim package in Sapele.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Beech shoji with kumiko pattern #12, 0.3 mm kinwashi warlon paper, beech lower door panels and ebony pulls.


Beech shoji in our kumiko pattern #2 with 0.3 kinwashi warlon paper.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Port Orford Cedar shoji, figured cherry lower door panels, 2.0 mm Warlon Acrylic sheet material that has two Japanese crests on the surface in gold leaf.

Close up of the church crest. A variation of 'Tachibana' or Mandarin Orange Flower crest.

A close up of 'Katabami' or Wood Sorrel crest.

A close up of the figured Cherry panel, tilted so the camera flash would not reflect on the surface and obscure the view.

A close up of Ed's precise joinery.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Calgary Townhomes

Maple shoji with a custom stain 104" tall.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Bath shoji in Beech with Beech lower door panels.

Baldwin edge pull for pocket shoji.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Roman General Contracting

Very pretty solid cedar shoji with Warlon Acrylic insert material for a garden shed I believe.

Ed took some detail shots of the inlaid door pulls.

The joint between the rail and stile.

The intersection of the vertical and horizontal kumiko.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


A quick picture of two of the shoji doors.

The eight window shoji.