Monday, December 21, 2015


Small Cherry custom shoji screen with 0.45 mm White Warlon Paper to fill a wall pass-through between a kitchen and bedroom. Included are finished Cherry trim.

Design 36ixty Interiors

Custom shoji screen built in natural Cherry, 36" x 80" x 1-3/8", with a fancy kumiko pattern, 0.45 mm White Warlon Paper and inlaid edge and door pulls.

Friday, December 4, 2015


Custom Shoji screens built in Cherry with 0.3 mm White Warlon laminated paper and inlaid Ebony door pulls. The kumiko (grid) pattern is a ratio of 3:1 which is why there's so many horizontal elements. Many little sticks in this pattern.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hartman Baldwin Design Build

Shoji screen built all in Beech with 2 mm Warlon Acrylic insert material and 
Japanese Cherry inlaid door pulls.

The Japanese Cherry door pull and natural Beech are very similar in tone.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Warlon Shoji Papers

The new Warlon shoji papers we ordered are finally on our website.
We decided to try another 0.3 mm thick Warlon we're calling Golden Flax since that is what the long fibers encased in the paper look like.

There's a really pretty picture of it on the Warlon website - - we do need better images.

We also decided to add an acrylic that is a combination of the very translucent 2.0 mm White Warlon Acrylic and the Smooth White Acrylic we already carry. More opaque, so more light reflective, with a long silky 'paper fiber' look.. the best of both. We're calling it White Unryu since we have quite a few white acrylics now. Pictured below.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Five custom shoji screens which will be installed on an upstairs half wall to provide interest and a bit of separation. These were built to match similar shoji screens we made for this client a few years ago. Built in eech with beech kumiko and 2 mm white Warlon Acrylic shoji material.

Pictures below are a few from the previous jobs we've done for this client. A big Thank You to them and Juanitta for having the patience to wait for Ed to get back into the shop.


Coincidentally, the first two orders to be completed in the shop after Ed's sabbatical both had the same kumiko pattern. One order will have the shoji screens hanging in space as room dividers.. I'll include the picture our client sent. The other shoji screen is a window insert I believe.

Thank you to both clients for their patience waiting for Ed to return.

The shoji screens pictured above are built in Beech with Cedar kumiko and Amber Kinwashi Warlon shoji paper. The shoji screen below has White Warlon shoji paper.

Drat! Our camera's lens has dirt on the inside! With these new digital cameras... how does one get in to clean it? If you see shadows.. it's the camera not the shoji.

Oh, and here's that picture our client sent us... nice space there.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Autumn is moving in....

Ed's summer sabbatical is over and wood chips are flying once again in the shoji shop.

His to-do list this summer?
Travel and spend time with family.
Clean, repair or upgrade shop tools.

All done.

On the other hand, I've barely made a dent in my to-do list... still working on it.
Maybe I should go fishing,.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GFM Install

Thanks to our client that sent a picture of his shoji installed.
What a beautiful room.


Custom Shoji in Beech with Cedar kumiko, 2 mm Warlon Acrylic insert material and inlaid Ebony door pulls for a window. Included is 2 channel finished wood tracking and side jambs.

Detail picture of the kumiko joins.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Oldies but goodies

One of our Seattle clients need the paper in her shoji replaced. Her shoji are so old that the screen was 1" thick.. that was back in 2000 I believe.

A piece of the old, stained paper next to the newly re-papered shoji.

The replacement paper is 0.3 mm White Haruki Warlon paper.

Shoji are built in Cherry with inlaid Ebony door pulls.


Custom shoji screens built in Cherry to span 92" x 80", bi-part install with wood tracking. The kumiko pattern has a bit of a prairie style and the insert material is 2 mm Amber Warlon Acrylic. The lower shoji panels are Cherry and the inlaid door pulls are Ebony.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Summer Sabbatical

Edward is taking a summer sabbatical beginning in July. The shoji shop will be closed from July thru September.

We will stop taking shoji orders in mid-May for delivery by the end of June.

New orders taken after this will have a late October ETA.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Shoji supply orders will be processed as usual.


Shoji door in Cherry for a massage studio.This is a magnificent door, 44" wide and 90" tall, the photo really does not do the scale justice. We used a slightly wider frame to help keep the proportions looking balanced.  

Pretty figure in the lower door panel.

Inlaid Ebony door pull, large size for this large shoji door.

The white Haruki Warlon paper is very lively.


Custom folding shoji screen as a room divider for an office. Built in Cherry with 2 mm Amber Warlon Acrylic. This was built as a flexible use screen, able to be moved around based on office layout and privacy needs.  We use a very high grade stainless steel double acting hinge,so each panel can be folded forward or backwards. 

This shoji had to compliment the other sliding shoji screens we'd made for this client previously. Notice how much paler the new cherry is compared to the year old shoji screens. It will take a month or so and the new wood will 'cherry up' as one client put it.

The lower shoji panels, hence mid-rails, are about the same height from the floor to aid the shoji complimenting each other.

A nice detail, the horizontal kumiko end on the vertical kumiko cleanly, with no joinery cut visible from the side.

The tapered half lap joint used to get that clean outer edge. The full half lap shown in the rear is used when the kumiko form a full cross.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Beech shoji screens for pocket doors. Port Orford Cedar kumiko in our pattern 5 
with 0.2 mm Maple Warlon laminated paper insert material.

Close-up of the Maple Leaf paper.. so lively. This paper is very translucent around the maple leaf pattern so the leaves will really pop with light filtering through.

Monday, March 30, 2015


Four Sapele shoji for a kitchen pass-through, with Chiri Warlon paper and inlaid Ebony door pulls. The Sapele tracking and side jambs are not pictured.

Ebony pull detail.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Beech shoji to span 120" x 80" with beech lower panels, 0.3 mm Opaque White Warlon paper and inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls.

Japanese Cherry door pulls inlaid into Beech stiles.

Monday, March 23, 2015


Beech shoji with Port Orford Cedar kumiko for a fixed window, a skylight and a loft area. All but one of the shoij has Amber Warlon paper.
The skylight shoji has 2.0 mm Amber Warlon Acrylic.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Beech shoji screens with 0.2 mm Bamboo Warlon paper, Cherry lower door panels and a kumiko pattern we think looks especially well with the Bamboo paper.

The other side just to show the figure difference in the lower door panels. There's not as much of a color difference, that's just in the photograph.


Fir shoji screens to match existing shoji doors nearby in the house.

Inlaid Ebony door pull close up.

Wave pattern in the Fir wood tracking.


One of three Beech shoji screens, 44" wide by 96" tall, with Port Orford Cedar kumiko and 0.3 mm White Warlon Paper. We didn't have enough space to spread them all out.