Western Red Shoji -Complete

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This post completes a series in which I’m building a pair of tall shoji in western red cedar.  The previous post left off where I had been making arrangements to plane the kumiko for these doors.  These doors, being exceptionally tall, have encouraged even more changes to …

Western Red Shoji

Hello and Welcome to my blog!  In this series I will detail the process of building sliding bypass doors, known as shoji, of western red cedar.  Having detailed the making of shoji in the recent past, this series will highlight the challenges I’ve faced as I progress through this particular build, in …

Making Shoji

Hello and welcome to my blog, in today’s post I will detail the making of shoji screens to cover a bathroom window.  Shoji are sliding doors, windows and room dividers of traditional Japanese architecture, they consist of a wooden frame and lattice work backed by washi paper. Shoji, when backlit, allow …