Making the Shoji frames - A detailed photo record of building a Japanese teahouse in the UK

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Making the Shoji frames
I started to plane the oak that will be used to make the Shoji frames behind the glass. The frames themselves ( Kumiko) will be made from 8mm by 15mm oak with the stiles (outside uprights) and rails (outside horizontals) made from 13mm by 15mm oak strips.
The thin pieces, Kumiko, to the left, the thicker stiles and rails  to the right.
The Kumiko taped together ready for the slots to be routered
Close up of the 8mm by 15mm Kumiko
The stiles and rails ready to be routed to take the Kumiko
The routed Kumiko
Assembled Kumiko for the side windows
Assembled Kumiko for the front windows
Some of the routed stiles and rails
Gluing the corners of the stiles and rails
A Kumiko to stile joint ready to be glued
The complete shoji ready to be glued
Just trying out the white pull-down blinds behind the shoji to see what it looks like!

I'll finish the shojis today I think.
The two side shohis went together as if they were a kit!
All four shojis done at last
All the shojis in place at last
After a white blind have been installed
The white blind from the inside

Completed the fitting of the other internal blinds
Side blinds hung
Side blinds from the inside
Door blinds finished...
The teahouse at night showing the shojis at their best!
Copyright: Chris Gare 2007 - 2018
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