Making Japanese Shoji Screens / Small Decorative Panels

Making Japanese Shoji Screens / Small Decorative Panels

Small Japanese shoji screens, a miniaturized version of traditional panels that can serve as a home decoration or a tabletop, desk ornament.
I’ve made them with various kumiko patterns, shoji rice paper behind, some with double panels, foldable with hinges and a small shelf board between, and solo ones, with supports.

Wood: western red cedar / basswood and walnut for kumiko
Finish: carnauba-beeswax mix (Borma Antikwachs)
Shoji paper and rice glue

I will have some for sale on my Etsy store

Tools used in this video plus others I use and recommend:

•Japanese Saws:
Suizan Fine Dozuki Saw for Kumiko work
All the saws I use

Japanese Planes: 58 mm 65 mm
Veritas Low Angle Smoothing Plane

• Mini Japanese clamps

•Measuring and marking
Kebiki Marking Gauge
Mini Try Square

•Book for Kumiko work:
Shoji and Kumiko Design vol.1, D.King

Full list of the tools here on my website

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Plans and products I make on my Etsy store

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20 Replies to “Making Japanese Shoji Screens / Small Decorative Panels”

  1. That looks totally easy, requiring basic hand tools! And it takes only 11 minutes to build! I'm quitting my job to do this full time!

  2. This is insanely well made. I watched it in Japan with my neighbour who is a professional traditional carpenter and he was even more in owe than me. Adrian, you should consider working in Japan. Your attention to detail is phenomenal and the end result is simply exquisite.
    The only thing my neighbour had to say is "he uses the Kanna (planer) like a Gaijin, but everything else is perfect.

  3. Super tare. Dovada ca nu îți trebuie un atelier imens, atâta timp cât exista dorința de a crea și inspirație. Acum, ce trebuie sa facă omul ca să vadă și o prezentare a atelierului?

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