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redhead

07:25AM | 09/01/02
Member Since: 08/31/02
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What was the name of the manufacturer of the screens used on the master bedroom closet for the latest show?

homedoc

04:54AM | 11/19/02
Member Since: 05/21/01
71 lifetime posts
You can find information on Shoji screens at their website. http://www.bluefieldjoiners.com/

Or watch the feature again on ours in our Home Again section, Season 12 episode 1226.

Thanks for visiting our site.
Greg www.bobvila.com

amazingkae

12:48PM | 02/12/06
Member Since: 07/31/05
10 lifetime posts
Hello!

We are respectfully writing as a request for information on Shoji Screen repair.

We have a sliding glass door at one of our homes that has a custom interior frame and Shoji sreen sliders. The redwood frame and lattice work is beautifully intact, but the rice paper has suffered damage.

If anyone has information on ordering materials that will be wide enough to cover the full width of a sliding door panel, and more specifically on repair/replacement techniques, please let us know!

We have only been successful at finding 18 inch wide papers thus far, and have had difficulty finding someone local to repair the doors. [The unit was imported from Japan.]

As it is important to keep these beautiful doors in place for sentimental value, as well as to preserve the aesthetic between the room and the entrance to the Japanese garden, your help in this quest for information is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

amazingkae

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. ~~Frank Lloyd Wright

amazingkae

10:38AM | 05/26/06
Member Since: 07/31/05
10 lifetime posts
Hello from amazingkae!

We have been able to find help with the paper replacement for the shoji screens at our home. As our frames are intact, the paper must simply be removed and replaced using fairly simple tools. It is such a relief to know how to restore these doors!

We were able to find large rice paper replacement rolls shortly after the last post, and are currently waiting on "rice glue" (as opposed to wallpaper glue which is also a viable option). I was delighted to find that the doors came easily apart to make this repair, though they appear more substantial.

If you are considering Shoji Screen coverings, I recommend a trip to the local library or bookstore. Chosing several editions of old magazines or books on the history and tradition of creating Shoji should prove very helpful for the handymen in your home. In addition, there are several companies doing custom work, though you must have very specific measurements and be prepared to have them ship the items home.

Thanks to the moderators for everything and the site's help finding products!

Have a wonderful day!

amazingkae

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The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. ~~Frank Lloyd Wright

donnahorn

04:50AM | 08/01/06
Member Since: 07/31/06
1 lifetime posts
We have a problem with our beautiful shoji screens as well. Seems over the years the sun has burned the existing fiberglass fabric and we now need to replace this with a polyethylene type screen for durability (or if you have a better suggestion, we are open!) WE have a huge investment in these screens and want to keep them looking good-of course the burn is in the front of the house in full view :(

We do not want rice paper which is available and we don't want to have to pay a fortune-which seems to be the case-we need to buy this stuff in large sheets to do the job ourselves. Help anyone out there?

amazingkae

06:14AM | 08/01/06
Member Since: 07/31/05
10 lifetime posts
Laughs. Never fear! Give me about 24 hours and I will post all the information you will need to fix the screens. We love the Shojis--I just need a little bit of time to get you the information (filed in the nether regions and have prior commitments to play in the pool today). Look for a post tomorrow.

Best--

amazingkae

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. ~~Frank Lloyd Wright

amazingkae

10:22AM | 08/04/06
Member Since: 07/31/05
10 lifetime posts
I promised a faster response, but a day at the pool turned quickly into two. Hiding from the sun now and have found the Shoji information I promised to supply. Try here:

www.shoji-shop.com

As for product, look for the double strong paper. It seems to work the best. In addition, this particular company also sells Shoji paste. Their shipping is very prompt and their products seem to be reliable.

Finding sites to work with on the internet is sometimes difficult. I usually try to work with sites I trust; my dealings with this company have gone well, and I will be buying items from them again.

Best of luck on your project!

amazingkae

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Double Strong Plain Shoji Rice Paper: "Twice as strong as regular Shoji paper. 30% Brighter than regular Shoji paper. Perfect replacement paper for your Shoji Screen or Shade. Also Excellent for any paper craft lamp paper and other application. Made in Japan."

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. ~~Frank Lloyd Wright
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