Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Meet Growler. We replaced the paper inserts and added kumiko to the bottom of these four shoji screens in hopes that Growler would not be able to dent the paper anymore. He apparently kept 'bumping' into the bottom of the shoji during his daily exercise routine.
Shop picture of one of the shoji screens. Ed added two horizontal kumiko in each of the two lower grid areas.
For an opening between the kitchen and dining room, this shoji will be fixed in a floor to ceiling wall opening to provide light. Shoji size is 35" x 106" tall. Custom kumiko pattern and custom stain color with 2.0 mm Warlon Acrylic insert material.
Four shoji, only two pictured, to act as an office room divider. Shoji to span 15 feet with each shoji approximately 45" x 95" tall. Built all in Cherry with 0.45 mm White Warlon insert material and ebony inlaid door pulls.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
A shoji to cover the lower half of a window, 94" wide by 21" tall. The shoji installs with single wood tracking so it can be removed to clean when needed. The client wanted the Fibonacci kumiko pattern turned on it's side. Challenging but workable.
Close-up of the kumiko pattern.
A second shoji for a different window 70" wide by 19" tall. The change in proportions required a change in the kumiko pattern.
A sideways view of the second shoji's kumiko pattern.
Cherry shoji with cherry kumiko and 0.3 mm White Warlon paper. These shoji will install floor to ceiling with bi-fold tracking. The upper rail is thicker to cover the upper arch of the opening. The open kumiko grid is to allow circulation for the HVAC system in the condo.
Close-up of the upper kumiko; Ed wanted to add some interest so he alternated the horizontal kumiko to give it visual depth.
Another shot of the upper kumiko area.
The counter these shoji will be installed on is angled so Ed milled the stiles to meet at the exact angle the client provided.
Close-up of the reveal on the front shoji stile.
The look from the back.
Little shoji for a cabinet I believe.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Cherry shoji screens with Port Orford Cedar Kumiko (white cedar) and Kinwashi Warlon paper.
Shoji for above a desk area, hence the low placement of the door pulls. The cherry was highly figured so there are a lot of detail pictures to show it off.
The rest of the shoji for the library.
Detail of an inlaid ebony door pull and an edge pull which is Baldwin in oil-rubbed Bronze.
One of the three shoji for the study with a couple of shots of the 'bella' figure below.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Anytime a kumiko pattern has a free floating ends the tips must be detail beveled. Here is a shot of the 'lion trimmer' with a pile of nibbled ends, the kumiko are trimmed before stain. And a length of kumiko with a close-up of the beveled end.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Beech shoji with Cedar kumiko and Amber Warlon paper. The kumiko pattern is based on the Fibonnaci numerical sequence. There are four shoji with only two pictured here.
Single shoji view.
Kumiko pattern close-up.
Japanese cherry door pull in a beech wood frame.