Friday, April 22, 2022

Rockridge Building Co


 Custom shoji screens built as a wall / room divider, built in Cherry with 1 mm Warlon and Japanese Cherry inlaid door pulls. This is the largest shoji 54" wide by 96" tall. 
One of six all different sizes - normally we spread them out for a photo, but these were so large we did not have room. We're really hoping the contractor will take pictures so we can see them installed!

Elvis stepped in for scale-he is 6' tall.

 More of the shoji. Note the aluminum clips on the edges- below are closeups and an explanation.

Two of the shoji screens meet at a 45 degree angle, so one stile on each has a 22.5 degree bevel.

Four of the shoji are to be paired, two joined together to function as one. This aluminum piece is called a french cleat- you can see how they interlock. Ed milled these for this job. The middle stiles are 1/2 the width of the others, so joined together they have the same width.

shoji roller tracking

This shows the two narrow stiles joined together with a reinforcing strap across the top. Also attached is a hanger bracket for the track rollers. The same strap is at the bottom of the pair of joined shoji that Ed also milled for this job.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Henry Gao - Honjo Residence


Beech shoji screens to span 146" with 1 mm White Warlon and inlaid Japanese Cherry door pulls. Each shoji 50" x 80" x 1-3/8". All three shoji will slide to one side with wood upper tracking and Sugatsune floor tracking with door rollers. Pictures of the bottom door rollers below - they engage a 'V' shaped metal floor channel inlaid into the wood flooring.
Also below, Elvis stepped in for scale. He is 6 feet tall.

Japanese shoji doors

Sugatsune Shoji roller tracking

The metal spacer is needed as the rollers install in a groove routed in the bottom rail for joinery screw. The spacer ensures the roller is secure and flush with the bottom of the shoji door. Ed milled them specifically for this application.
Door pull inlaid into shoji screen stile.