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Amado Door-Solid Wood Sliding Door

Posted on Apr 4, 2015 | 0 comments

Amado Door-Solid Wood Sliding Door

I recently got a call from a retro-60’s furniture store owner. He told me he had a client that need my services.  It turned out that the client; Tim, needed about 8 lineal feet of sliding door. Although he was of Japanese decent, he was not interested in Shoji. At my shop, I showed him a set of Amado doors I have from Japan and are about 80 or 90 yrs old. They are antiques  that I keep around to show people. They are made of Pine and look almost exactly like what I built in the pics below. Tim loved them and we agreed that I would build him a pair of doors that slide on one track...

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A Minor Mishap in the Shop Parking Lot.

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 | 0 comments

A Minor Mishap in the Shop Parking Lot.

My shop is located in an Industrial location. Mostly the other tenants are connected somehow with the trucking industry. The building was heavily vandalized before the new owner bought the place. Slowly, they have brought it back to it’s former glory. I say that lightly as the building I am in looks exactly like a WWII era airport. I have seen airports in the Andes in Colombia SA that looked just like my building does. I like it here. Rents cheap and no one gives me any trouble. It’s easy to find too. Anyway, a while back, a truck parked in the yard with a load of lumber. Next...

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The Bug-Screen Door Finished and Installed

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 | 0 comments

The Bug-Screen Door Finished and Installed

Looks nice…but my cat doesn’t like it! I assume she will destroy the beautiful bronzed screen. May have to put in a thin clear acrylic in the lower parts. I live in a California Style Bungalow and they look great in my home. Next up for my house is a pair of narrow shoji to replace the French doors in my office.   This door is now available as a kit for $1500. This includes the jambs, finish, hinges, and the screen installed. I can do this for $150 less if you want to finish it your self. The price includes a crate. You pay whatever the shipping is via Pilot Freight....

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Building a Bug-screen Shoji

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 | 0 comments

When the flies started invading my house, I decided to take action! I built a shoji of Western Red Alder, (Alnus Rubra) which is my favorite wood. I finished it with a Urethane varnish, also called polyurethane, as it offers a better resistance to heat, solvents and abrasions than any other varnish. Finishing the wood is a major problem for woodworkers. They can do perfect work with the design, assembly and sanding…then mess it all up applying a finish. I ‘ve tried them all. I’ve bought an expensive spray gun and loads of materials to run therough it with varying success. On...

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