Wednesday, November 21, 2018


Beech shoji screens with 0.3 mm Opaque White Warlon and Ebony door pulls to span an opening 83" x 81-5/8". Surface mount track install with floor tracking. 


 Beech Shoji with Cedar Kumiko and 2.0 mm Warlon Acrylic for a mid-century modern home. The client's son designed the kumiko pattern. As usual, Elvis stepped in for scale.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Four Beech shoji screens (only had room to show three) approx. 37-3/4" wide x 96-1/2" tall. Fancy kumiko pattern #18 with 0.45 mm White Warlon laminated paper.
Once again Elvis stepped in for scale, he is 6' tall.
Production images for the kumiko pattern can be found on this blog-

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

James / Cherry

Beech Shoji to span a closet opening 83-3/4" x 76-1/2". Kumiko pattern #13 with Kinwashi Warlon insert material and Inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls.

Our 6' Elvis stepped in for scale.

Friday, September 28, 2018

CG&S Design Build

Beech Shoji to span 48" by 80" opening. Barn door type install.
Kumiko pattern is a variation on our #21. 

Inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls.

Kumiko detail.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Belair kumiko assembly

Kumiko pattern 18 coming together.

Blunt ends get beveled.

Horizontal kumiko and the different cuts and lengths required.

Vertical kumiko.

Thursday, September 6, 2018


A lovely set of doors in Sapele with white 2.0mm Warlon acrylic insert material. 
These were photographed on a white background, the small screen in front clearly shows the amount of translucence of the acrylic. 
Elvis had another gig, so he was unable to provide scale- the tall doors are a bit over 7'.

These are for a pocket application, the inner door stiles are wider, so when the shoji door is closed there is the same reveal all around, with 3/4" hidden in the pocket. 

This shows the beautiful ribbon grain of the Sapele.

Monday, August 27, 2018


Sapele Shoji screens for a closet with one of our custom kumiko patterns and 0.3 mm Kinwashi Warlon laminated paper. Span is 120" x 81-1/2".

Elvis stepped in for scale. He is 6 feet tall.

Blunt Kumiko ends are beveled for a nicer finish.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Lathrop Douglass Architects

Beech Shoji Screens with Golden Flax paper.
These are made as a three unit set to go in an interior wall.
 The two larger Shoji form a bi-pass set and will have a track top and bottom and side jambs (not shown). The small shoji panels are fixed - one is a window and the other a light box cover to mimic the window on the other side. They are set in their frames in this photo with some plastic wrap to keep them secure till they are installed.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


A large Sapele 'Shoji' door - 50" x 92". This door combines elements of western and Japanese design. Much like a Japanese exterior door but with 2.0 mm White Unryu Warlon Acrylic instead of wood panels. Note the narrow stiles and rails - on a western door these would be double the width and the light feeling would be lost.

Elvis stepped in to provide scale. He is 6' tall. 
Keith Richards and Eric Clapton were busy. 

Inlaid Ebony door pull and Sapele - classy! Another detail we use is to have a little bevel between the stiles and rails - the little shadow line to the right of the pull. On a western door this would be completely flush. On a Japanese door, typically the rails and stiles are of different thicknesses and show a reveal at this point. Though our rails and stiles are the same 1 3/8" thickness, the bevel reflects the Japanese design.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Herring Homes

Two LARGE Shoji screens for a double pocket door opening. 
For comparison, the blue tape indicates a normal 80" door height. 

 These Shoji are 48" wide and 100" tall. Careful attention to proportions resulted in these large  Shoji screens having a pleasing balanced look.

 They are made from European Beech, with 2 mm white Warlon acrylic, Beech lower door panels, large inlaid Ebony pulls and brushed nickel edge pulls. (pictured below)

Monday, June 25, 2018


Shoji built in Sapele, our Kpattern #21 in Sapele, 0.3 mm Golden Flax Warlon laminated paper, inlaid Ebony door pulls and Sapele lower door panels. I tried to get a picture of how pretty the paper / Sapele looked together but the camera didn't really show the colors very well.

Monday, June 18, 2018


Three of the six Shoji screens that will span about 17 feet. Built in Beech with Kumiko pattern #13, Kinwashi Warlon laminated paper and Beech lower door panels.

Thursday, June 14, 2018


Shoji screens for a bath tub bay window. Built in Beech with Port Orford Cedar kumiko and White Unryu Warlon Acrylic. Inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls set at a reachable height when tub sitting.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


A beautiful set of three Shoji screens, built in Cherry with Kinwashi Warlon paper
and our Kumiko pattern 18.

This photo shows one of the screens leaning up against white cardboard- it shows a truer color than the brown cardboard back drop.

Note the carefully beveled ends on the floating kumiko- one of our signature details.

This particular lot of Cherry had some lovely curl in the grain!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Sapele Shoji doors that will be installed with Bommer 7811 swinging door hardware, hence the cut-out on the bottom of the Shoji screens. Insert material is 2.0 mm White Warlon Acrylic.