Two pocket door shoji screens made from Sapele, in our pattern 20, with a panel. Ebony pulls and opaque white Warlon paper. Size 30" x 80" x 1-3/8".
We hand pick all our wood. Every stick of it. And sometimes, there are a few pieces in the stack that are really exceptional though usually there is not enough to fill out a whole order. We buy it anyway- never can tell. On this job, there was just enough - the wood is an African "mahogany". These boards have a beautiful rippled grain that really catches the light, some parts look like water at a full boil, sort of bubbly. A more typical grain for Sapele is the ribbon stripe figure in the panels, pictured below. Really a lovely set of shoji.