Shoji: How to Design, Build, and Install Japanese Screens (Paperback)

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Japanese-style shoji screens are translucent, wooden-lattice panels that subtly transform light and space and add an elegant touch to any decor. This book contains all the information you need to design and make shoji for your own home or apartment.

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JAY VAN ARSDALE is a carpenter and shoji maker who teaches classes in Japanese tools and woodworking techniques. He lives in Oakland, California.
Japanese-style shoji screens are translucent, wooden-lattice panels that subtly transform light and space and add an elegant touch to any decor. This book contains all the information you need to design and make shoji for your own home or apartment.
Features
* Notes on aesthetics and design fundamentals
* Complete how-to guide covering basic construction methods, screen materials, and wood selection
* Home projects, including window inserts, sliding and hanging screens, glass panel shoji, double- and single-sided shoji, skylight shoji, decorative wall boxes, and floor and table lanterns
* Introduction to Japanese hand tools and planing and joinery techniques
* Sample lattice patterns, photographs, and line drawings for design and remodeling ideas
* List of suppliers

Specs

ISBN 9780870118647
Genre DESIGN / Decorative Arts
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 1988-10-15 00:00:00.0
Publisher Kodansha USA Inc
Height 10.0 in
Wdth 7.0 in
Thickness 0.4 in
Unit weight 0.65 lb
Language English
Subtitle How to Design, Build, and Install Japanese Screens
Edition Number 1
Audience General/trade
Authors Van Arsdale, Jay

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  • Shoji screens

    Informative and interesting read... would recommended this for a somewhat skilled person...Was a little hard to figure out at first.

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