"Using only the best materials, my shoji are like fine furniture... not just a door."

Terrance Maloney - Shokunin (craftsman)

The Craftsman

Terrance Maloney built his first Shoji while working as a cabinet makers helper in 1982 when he apprenticed with John Massiocchi in Portland, Oregon. Terrance’s task was to find more people who wanted shoji. He did the sales work for the shop and sold Shoji through the local Futon Companies. Several Shoji were built in those days. Terrance went on into Carpentry installing skylights, fences etc.

Much later, he dreamed of a company devoted to only building Shoji but was way too busy constructing commercial and residential buildings and paying his dues. A sideline developed building cabinets for the various contractors he worked for.

Licensed as a General Contractor in 1994, he built lot’s of wonderful things.

Portland Shoji Screen was born out of his success as an independent contractor, following years of working for himself as well as in partnership with numerous other contractors and architects in Portland, Seattle and Bellingham, Washington.

The Process

Portlandshojiscreen.com is a destination for the professional designer, architect, builder, and the clever homeowner.

In business since 1999, Portland Shoji Screen is a small business catering to the discerning Asian style enthusiast. Using only the finest materials, every job I do and every Shoji I build is my very best work. All the work is done by Terrance. These Shoji are like fine furniture … not just a door!

The Shoji

This gallery of finished Shoji showcases a few of the 350+ custom Shoji jobs Portland Shoji Screen has completed since 1999.

We hope you enjoy browsing these custom Shoji and that you’ll find them inspirational in placing Shoji in your own home or business. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

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