Friday, December 9, 2016

Ludlow Too

We are fortunate to have many repeat clients, thank you!
 Here are two shoji made for a client's new home, built in beech with a beech panel
and our fancy Kumiko pattern 18.  We used 0.45 white Warlon laminated paper 
as "Zack" (a small dog) proofing. 

These shoji fit over sliding glass exterior doors, and the shoji propped in front goes in a horizontal window over the doors.

Most shoji look similar from 10 feet away- color of wood or design will show, but not the quality of construction. So, we included these shots to show some very closeup detail. The pencil point gives some scale- first up are some kumiko ends, note the tiny clean beveling. It finishes the work nicely, the cherry on top, so to speak.

This shows how accurately we inlay Ebony pulls.

Here are some details of the tight joinery in the kumiko grids When we put them together, there is a little click or squeak -they are tight! The camera was about three inches away when these were taken.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sliding Window Shoji 13 years later

Professional images by Chaffee Photographic. Thank you very much!

And a very nice note - 
   Hi Edward, It was great seeing you again and we look forward to having you work with us in our new home. In 2003 you created pocket shoji window coverings for our living room and dining room. This was a new construction home so you worked closely with our builder throughout the project and the result was a seamless, beautiful addition to our Asian decor. The materials you used were excellent quality and have endured these 13 years, looking as pristine now as they were new.
   The sale of our home was greatly influenced by the beautiful shoji and how well they were made. When we bought our 'new' existing home we wanted to include some shoji accent and knew exactly who to contact! Thanks for working with us again and will be excited to see the finished project. --      Blessings, Bruce and Gaylene

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Shoji install Florida

Many thanks to our client for sending these great pictures of her shoji screens installed. We love seeing our shoji in their new home. Quick shop picture page

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Specialty Laminates for Shoji Screens

3form and Lumicor have introduced laminated acrylics with wood slats embedded. Nice product.

Here's a picture from 3form's website.

And this very nice example from Lumicor's website.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wampler & Sons

Beech shoji screens with 0.45 White Warlon laminated paper and inlaid Ebony door pulls.

 The wood ledger, track and valance assembly.  The ledger screws to the wall , the screw heads will be inside the groove shown in the ledger. Then the valance clips to the ledger with the metal "french cleats". The end of the valance is mitered to return to the wall and cover the end of the ledger and track.   A neat clean system for a barn door type tracking ,where the shoji side over a wall face.

The assembly all together, viewed from the underside. 

G3 Renovation

Beech shoji screens with Kinwashi Warlon laminated paper, Beech lower door panels and inlaid Ebony door pulls. Image has a smudge upper right.. in camera not on shoji. 

Change in background shows how translucent the shoji paper is. Left photo over white cardboard, right photo over tan cardboard.

Track mounting board with valances. The mounting board provides an easy attach point for the valances. Shown upside down.

Close-up of G3's shoji next to that of another client's to show the difference in the shoji paper. Left side shoji is Amber Kinwashi Warlon and right side shoji is White Warlon.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Fraley & Co / Laux Installed

Pictures our client kindly sent of our shoji screens in his bathroom remodel. First shoji door needed a lock set and hinging so was built with stiles and rails heavy enough to accommodate both.

A built-out cabinet with our shoji to fit. All shoji built in Beech with Port Orford Cedar kumiko and Beech lower shoji panels. The sliding and fixed shoji have 0.3 mm Kinwashi Warlon paper as the inset material. The hinged shoji door needed added rigidity so we used 2.0 mm Amber Warlon Acrylic.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bergh installed

Shoji kumiko pattern to compliment the nice entry door.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Client Install

We love pictures of our shoji installed.. thanks to our client for sending these over. Here's a link to what the shoji looked like in our shop -

He writes -
'Thank you again for your beautiful craftsmanship! I get compliments all the time.'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fraley + Company

Custom Beech Shoji Screens to span 74" x 92", with Port Orford Cedar Kumiko, Kinwashi Warlon laminated paper, Beech lower shoji door panels and inlaid Ebony door pulls. The little shoji in front is an interior window inset that will be fixed in place.

A Shoji panel that is built with heavier stiles and rails since it needs to be hinged. Panel size is 28" x 80" and the insert material is Amber Warlon Acrylic to add rigidity to the frame.

LaMar Allen

Cherry shoji screens with Kinwashi Warlon Laminated Paper and inlaid Ebony door pulls. Picture is taken with two different color back drops to show how translucent the paper is.

A picture of the nice figure on the Cherry rails.

A picture of the shoji installed.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Johnson Ciglar

Shoji pocket doors built in Beech with Cedar kumiko, 0.3 mm Kinwashi Warlon paper and inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls. 

Two of the six other shoji screens that fill out this order. 
We did not have enough room to spread them out for a picture.

To protect them in their journey, a very stout crate built with 3/4" thick plywood.

Friday, April 1, 2016


Beech shoji, to span 63" x 89-1/2", with Port Orford Cedar kumiko, 2.0 mm Warlon Acrylic, our fancy kumiko pattern #18 and inlaid Ebony door pulls.

Detail shot of inlaid door pulls.

Detail shot of kumiko joinery.
The Warlon Acrylic looks dark because it is very translucent and showing the shadow behind the shoji screen since it's leaning up against a wall.