Monday, December 1, 2014


Custom Shoji doors to span 71-3/4" by 79-1/4" with 2.0 mm Warlon Acrylic insert material.

Inlaid Ebony door pulls.
We use a black dye instead of a stain, so a bit of wood grain
shows through, then a clear top coat.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Garden building with a Japanese style

Pictures sent from a client of his almost completed garden with a covered 'grilling station' using our shoji screens.

Shoji Surprise

Stained Beech shoji screens with 2.0 mm White Warlon Acrylic insert material and inlaid Ebony door pulls. These are 94-3/4" tall, standard height shoji are slightly visible on the right side of the picture for a comparison. Bedroom doors for a surface mount track install.
These are a surprise for our client's wife.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Beech Shoji screens with Beech lower door panels, kumiko pattern #6 and 0.3 mm Opaque White Warlon Paper. The two middle Shoji doors are fixed and the two outside Shoji are the bathroom and the laundry room entry doors. A very elegant pattern, each horizontal section within the kumiko is the same size as the panel.

Inlaid Japanese Cherry door pull.

We took these photos to show some of the things we think sets our shoji shop apart. The wall  has a 1" recess where the fixed shoji go (the middle ones in the photo above), and that created quite the install challenge since the shoji are 1 3/8" thick! We had to make some special trim parts.

This is the wood blocking that supports the aluminum upper tracking. In this photo the parts are laid flat, That black screw holds the assembly to the wall. The groove in the wood blocking or 'beam' makes it easier to install as the screw can go anywhere there is blocking in the wall, no need to countersink for the screw head- easy peasy!

This shows the "french cleat" (the interlocking metal clips) used to attach the valance to the track mounting block. This allows easy install and removal of the valance.

This is the mitered return on the valance, it returns back to the wall.

These are specially cut jambs for this job.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Freestyle Interiors two

Faith Fix of Freestyle Interiors in FL sent us this picture of our shoji screens installed in her client's home. Here's a link to the quick shop picture we did before the shoji shipped out. 
Thank you Faith for the great picture.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


We love seeing pictures of our clients handiwork and these were so nice we had to post them. Paul bought Warlon paper and some fancy Sugatsune hinges from us and made window coverings for his living room. 

His view of the Cumberland Mountains.

Thank you Paul for sending us pictures.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Shoji install with ranma (or upper fixed shoji)

Quick shoji install pictures taken with a phone actually. Here's a link to the shoji mock-ups we did to narrow down what the clients were looking for. The contractor sent us these photos before all the trim was installed. These shoji are somewhere in Pittsburgh, PA.

Monday, July 21, 2014


One custom shoji screen Hawaii bound. Color-matched stain on Cherry wood, fancy kumiko pattern #21 with 2 mm White Warlon Acrylic insert material.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Price AZ

A nine Shoji screen stack, all built in Cherry with 0.3 mm White Warlon paper and inlaid Ebony door pulls.

Living room set.

Small window shoji screens.

Nice figure in this batch of Cherry.

And the crate.. They need to arrive safe & sound.

Monday, June 16, 2014


Cherry shoji screens with 0.3 mm Opaque White Warlon paper, a simple but sweet kumiko pattern and Ebony inlaid pulls. There are a total of four shoji panels for two wall openings. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Freestyle Interiors

Beech shoji with a SW Black Cherry stain, modern kumiko pattern and 0.3 mm Kinwashi Warlon Paper.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Custom Japanese shoji screens to span approximately 13 feet by 7 feet, built in Beech with Beech panels and 2.0 mm Warlon Acrylic insert material. The two outer shoji will be fixed with the two inner shoji sliding behind akin to a pocket door system. The Warlon Acrylic is very translucent hence hard to photograph. It looks dark due to the dark background. 

Our client chose a kumiko pattern we'd done before, it was re-drawn to suit his shoji's proportions.

Close-up of the center circle.

These are smaller 'cafe style' shoji doors that needed the kumiko pattern to have similar proportions. These also have Warlon Acrylic since they swing and need the added rigidity.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Florida Shoji install

 We received a really nice note with a link to a client's photo tour of their new place. They were inspired by this shoji screen install in our portfolio and incorporated that idea into their plan. Here are some of the pictures they sent.

Master bedroom and closet shoji screens along the main wall, surface mounted track install with integrated tracking trim. Shoji built in Beech with 0.3 mm Kinwashi Warlon paper and Japanese Cherry inlaid door pulls.

Guest / sitting room at end of the hall.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Von Korff

Cherry Shoji screens to span 103", so each is about 35" x 81", with 0.3 mm white Warlon paper and Ebony door pulls. Install will be across a door opening with 3 channel wood tracking so all Shoji can 'nest' on one side.

The Cherry bottom panels on the Shoji exhibit two distinct personalities - one side has the calm dark striped grain typical of most cherry, and the other side a really vivid exuberant figuring. Either side could be used as the "face" side.

Friday, January 31, 2014


One of two sets of shoji screens for a tatami room. Built of Port Orford Cedar, unfinished, with 0.3 mm Chiri Warlon paper. At just over 91" tall they are impressive in person.

A couple of close-ups of the Chiri Warlon paper.