Fuji Valance

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Project by Daiku posted 06-26-2012 03:04 PM 1649 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked me to make a valance for her window. I suggested adding a carving and she decided on Fujiyama. The frame and carving are made of cherry. I was able to find a piece with enough sap wood to give the mountain a sense of snow. The finish is poly.

Thanks for looking,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#1 posted 06-26-2012 03:25 PM

That’s what I like about the Japanese style, it can have decorative elements but they don’t overwhelm the “truth” of the material or the proportions of the piece.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 06-26-2012 03:34 PM

Nice touch with the sap wood, in tune with nature…BC

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#3 posted 06-26-2012 04:10 PM


Beautiful valance. Love your work. A review of all your projects shows nice simple, clean and creative design through each piece.


-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#4 posted 06-26-2012 04:29 PM


How nice. Symmetrical, simple, stunning…with your usual sense of style. This will only get more lovely as the cherry darkens with time and light heightening the contrast with the sap wood. Is the non-wood material paper, glass, plastic or something else? Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 06-26-2012 05:30 PM

Simply elegant, well proportioned, and well executed. Nicely done!

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#6 posted 06-26-2012 06:04 PM

Boxguy – Sorry, I forgot to list the paper as a material. It’s actually a PVC coated washi paper that I import from Japan.

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#7 posted 06-27-2012 03:39 AM

Awesome. Thanks for posting!

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#8 posted 06-27-2012 03:50 PM

That is beautiful Cal. Very nicely done. The sapwood for the snow top is perfect.

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

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#9 posted 06-28-2012 04:02 AM

Nice design and execution !
Is there lighting behind the valance ?
Love that mountain .

-- Kiefer 松

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