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Shoji screen

This is the first of my standard design shoji screens. This is a fuki-yose design, and it stands 1400 mm tall. Each of the panels is 460 mm wide. I intend to make up another three or four screens of different designs, and have a collection of standard shoji screens at a set price that can be ordered through the website. These will be available in two, three and four panels. The two panel screens (ni-ren screens) will have an interesting feature at the front for holding small vases, photo frames or any other small object.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll set up a separate area of the website for sales. Here I’ll include much more detail about the screens, prices for each variation, and any other necessary information. This section will be in both English and Japanese

At this stage, the standard shoji screens will be kauri frame and Huon pine kumiko. The screen in the photo below has no finish applied. This is mainly the case for shoji in Japan. The frames are finished with a very, VERY sharp Japanese hand-plane. This gives a natural sheen to the timber without the “plastic” feel of a varnish finish. No sandpaper was used on the frame whatsoever, because while it may result in a smooth surface, it dulls the surface. Mind you, the hand-plane I use makes the surface very smooth, so the hand-planed finish will be standard.

More information will follow as I start to finalise minor details.

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