Shoji screens and doors

What are Shoji?

In traditional Japanese architecture, a shoji (pronounced Show-Jee) is a door, window or room divider consisting of translucent paper over a frame of wood which holds together a lattice of wood or bamboo. While washi is the traditional paper, shoji may be made of paper made by modern manufacturing processes; acrylic is also in use. Shoji doors are often designed to slide open, and thus conserve space that would be required by a swinging door. We can make custom made screens & doors to enhance your office, commercial premises, architectural projects and home. Artistic, prestigious & versatile, our screens are hand finished, made from quality timbers and come with an acrylic infill panel. Natural timber finished in clear lacquer, stained or painted to suit your décor. For a traditional Japanese feel or a contemporary statement, we install or simply supply for you.

Uses for our screens Shoji are not limited to sliding screens. They can also be used for

• Room dividers
• Sliding doors for wardrobes
• Window screens
• Partitions for spas and decks
• Cavity sliding doors
• Hinged doors
• Bi-folds
• Free standing screens
• Skylight diffuser panels Areas in a residential home include
• Home offices
• Foyers
• Home theatre
• Lounge rooms
• Bedrooms
• Bathrooms
• Corridor entrances or hallway

We also do commercial businesses such as

• Restaurants/Bars
• Gymnasiums
• Beauty salons and day spa’s
• Holiday and hotel accommodation
• Gift shops
• Fashion and clothing outlets
• Yoga and Pilates centres

Materials Wood - Tasmanian Oak, WA Jarrah, Western Red Cedar, Walnut.

Screen – 3mm Acrylic sheeting (opal). Delicate washi (rice) paper.

Finishes – Clear lacquer, Staining and Colour Paint.

Hardware – Handles are routed out for a more traditional look but we can use metal or other materials should customers request it. We can custom design some applications using timber tracks and guides so there is minimal hardware seen. Sometimes we "V" groove existing or new floorboards for bottom rolling applications. This allows a seamless finish for your flooring with no toe stubbing. Because every situation is different we choose from a range of hinges, sliding tracks and rollers to suit the job. For sliding shoji screens we can suggest top hung aluminium smooth sliding tracks in custom designed pelmet boxes with bottom nylon guides.

 

Uses for our screens

  • Room dividers
  • Sliding doors for wardrobes
  • Window screens
  • Partitions for spas and decks
  • Cavity sliding doors
  • Hinged doors
  • Bi-folds
  • Free standing screens
  • Skylight diffuser panels
  • Screens for boats