Technical Information

Shades of Japan is a small independent company specialising in hand crafted bespoke furniture and traditional Japanese Shoji.

Technical Information for Shades of Japan Bespoke Service

Materials Used For Shoji Screens

Timber frames can be constructed from a choice of hard woods including:

  • European Oak
  • Ash
  • Beech
  • Cherry
  • Maple
  • Sapele
  • Wenge
  • American Black Walnut

The panels available in a range of patterns and colours are:

  • Traditional Japanese Shoji paper
  • A laminated Japanese shoji paper
  • Warlon – (2mm – 5mm thick)

Individual clients may occasionally wish to use materials that are not on the list and we will make every effort to source these materials.

Shoji Tracking System

All of the tracking systems are made in the traditional Japanese way. We do not normally use metal tracks or wheels, however certain applications may require their use.

Finishes

Available in a natural finish, clear wax or stained.

Sizes

As each project is an individual design they are custom made to specific requirements. Careful measurements are taken on site to ensure an accurate fit.

 

― Reviews 

Simplicity is said to be the hallmark of Japanese furnishings... simplicity disguising a wealth of complex craftsmanship, in effect. Both of these attributes are amply evidenced in the Andon Lamps made for me by Shades of Japan. Cheap they are not: stylishly elegant and true to their own material characters they most definitely are. To say I'm happy with Glenn's craftsmanship would be an understatement.

 

 - T & C.Hayward

Thank you Glenn for our wonderful Shoji doors. We were both impressed by your high standards of perfection and the long hours that you spent carefully installing them. The doors have covered a giant area and have transformed our room making it a stylish and calming space to Live in.

 

- Paul & Louisa

Shades of Japan made a pair of authentic Japanese sliding shoji screens to use as a room divider in my London flat, and I am delighted with them. Carefully designed and beautifully crafted, the shoji screens are works of art as well as examples of functional and skilful joinery. I was very fortunate to find Shades of Japan and would recommend them without hesitation.

 

- M.Robinson

We were very pleased with the service received from Shades of Japan. The on site installation was not straight-forward, but it was handled admirably. We have achieved the screen we wanted, and enjoy it immensely.

 

- C.Pagonis

I thought I'd write to you and convey my satisfaction and appreciation for a beautiful Shoji screen you have created. It was my long time dream to have a Shoji screen and you have helped me realise my dream. Every one that has visited my house has commented on its uniqueness and originality. Thank you for your prompt service and I look forward to the second part of the project.

 

- Dee Vyas

I thought I'd write to you and convey my satisfaction and appreciation for a beautiful Shoji screen you have created. It was my long time dream to have a Shoji screen and you have helped me realise my dream. Every one that has visited my house has commented on its uniqueness and originality. Thank you for your prompt service and I look forward to the second part of the project.

 

- Dee Vyas

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