Custom Cherry shoji screens for walk through doorway. Each shoji 31" x 81" x 1-3/8" with K20, lower Cherry door panel and 1 mm Bamboo Warlon. Pictured with a light and dark background to show the Bamboo Warlon pattern better.
Nice figure in the Cherry panels.
The clean kumiko join requires an angled cut on both vertical and horizontal kumiko.
Beech shoji screens as room divider to span 181" width - only 4 pictured due to our space limitations. Each shoji is 31-5/8" x 95-1/2" x 1-3/8" - with 1 mm Warlon, Sapele intermediate door panels and inlaid Ebony door pulls.
Cherry shoji screens for a double (opposing) pocket door install. Built with 1.0 mm Kinwashi Warlon and inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls. Kumiko pattern designed by our client to mirror other elements in the room. Each shoji is 35-1/2" x 80"
Detail of the wider lower door rails. This batch of Cherry had alot of pretty figure in it. Below is a detail of kumiko joinery and Kinwashi Warlon.
A Shoji pocket door - 28" x 80" x 1-3/8" and a set of closet Shoji to span 70-3/8" x 80-1/2" (including tracking). Built in Beech with 1 mm white Warlon laminated paper
and inlaid Ebony door pulls. Ed's guitar for scale.
Stack of kumiko frames going together.
Some of the kumiko parts for the last three orders- the labor intensive part of a shoji screen. Every little 'stick' needs to be planed-cut to length-notched-planed again-oiled-oiled again then burnished and assembled. There are two kumiko frames per shoji and the last step is to cut the laminated paper make the kumiko-paper-kumiko sandwich that will slide into the shoji frame. K18 is a more complicated pattern with many more pieces and each of the free floating ends needs to be detail trimmed as shown above.
Three Maple shoji screens to span 121" x 112-3/8" in front of a window wall with sliding glass doors. Each shoji is 41-3/4" x 111" x 1-3/8" - too large to photograph in the shop, let alone all together, so thankfully this morning was nice enough to get a shot outside.
We used 1 mm White Warlon and large inlaid Ebony door pulls.
Elvis tried to step in for scale but it was a tad windy.. he kept blowing over!
And the crate - 48" x 120" x 14" - weighing in a 550 lbs.