Closet Shoji

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Project by greg48 posted 03-13-2012 11:02 PM 1746 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The weather finally turned south (south from Oregon) and I am able to catch up on some projects that have been hanging fire. This project started several months ago from a comment made by “ChicoWoodNut” on a posting I made over a year ago of a pair of bedroom dressers I had posted. Scott’s one word comment was “Tansu! (Kaidan-dansu)”. Not knowing if I should take offense, I looked it up and ran into other Japanese design elements which led me here. Thank you Scott. My Shoji closet doors are made of 3” x 1 1/4” Beech using mortise & tenon joinery. Instead of using rice paper, I opted to cut some cost corners and used a cotton drapery material that I set into a 3/8” x 1/2” rabbet along the inside of the door frame and attached it with 1/4” strips. Similarly, I set the 1/4” Maple ply kick panel with tacked strips.

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 12:39 AM

Looks great Greg! Good clean lines.

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 01:03 PM

looks very crisp n clean. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 12:44 PM

Aww men, you justgave me a great idea…....thanks for posting this.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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