Japanese Shoji Panels
Japanese people feel more settled and hassle-free in a house
made of wood. All buildings in Japan up to the nineteenth century
were of wood. This was because wood was fit for the hot and humid
climates; also structures could be built that would stand up fairly
well to earthquakes and strong winds.
Recent years have seen an increase in the use of other materials,
such as concrete, and for the framework, steel; there has also
been greater incorporation of Western styles. Therefore, Shoji
panels can be used for summer home porches to eliminate
glaring sunlight and chilly winds when necessary.
Specialty windows are great application for shoji panels. The
inimitable architectural lines of the windows can be stylishly
decorated with shoji panels that are equally attractive both from
the outside and inside of the home, without sacrificing privacy
or light control.
Shoji panels are suitable for all type of specialty windows -
eyebrow arch, rake window, round window, octagonal or custom shaped.
By changing the location of the shoji panel, the drawing room
could be opened to the kitchen/dining room. Even when the lucent
shoji is closed, it gives access to light from one side to another.
One side of the dining room, therefore, will be able to function
as an opening between the kitchen and drawing room.
Trade masters are more understanding with specifying custom doors
with shoji panels. They can direct you on the best solutions for
your exacting application. Not all are interchangeable, and custom
equipments must be used to make you the perfect shoji panels.
Additionally special frame details and manufacture advances may
be necessary to make your panels work the way you call for. When
specifying your doors, experts must balance purpose, cost, code
requirements, sustainability and security as well as aethetic
Practical considerations such as privacy, acoustic properties,
light control and suitability of materials must also be considered.
They can save you time and money when specifying your panels through
their skill on what works, what looks good and what equipments
are the most durable and unproblematic for your application.
The three general types of stuff used for panel inserts include
white transparent synskin, vellum insert and white translucent
plastic framed in redwood, appropriate for the outside. Thus,
the choice of material used is a good example of the adaptation
of shoji to our general needs.
The cheapest screen with three panels.
The standard shoji panels comes with all basswood frame construction
with a gird on one side of a translucent fiberglass insert, which
is glued and stapled, to the backside of the frame. The economical
choice where only one side has the panel, which will be viewed
as the wall, is covering or a replacement closet door.
Custom shoji panels are meant for your exact specifications.
These sport a grid on each side of a semi transparent fiberglass
insert. This is the choice when visual aspect is of prime grandness
on both sides and is mounted into a framework consisting of higher
and lower descending rails, side panels, and exterior dapper.