Posts by Terrance

Media Screen Cover…sort of a Mini Shoji

Posted on May 11, 2014 | 0 comments

I was ask to cover up the screen that drops down above the clients fireplace. This is clear Douglas Fir with an acrylic insert to match the 2 sets of screens in their house. Right now, I’m building 2 5′ x 6′ picture frames to match also. The client, who is an excellent painter commissioned me to build these for the huge blank walls in his Great Room. he will be able to interchange his paintings in these frames according to whim.

Read More

Portland Artist Anne Crumpacker has me build some shoji…sorta shoji

Posted on Apr 27, 2014 | 0 comments

Anne does some some cool stuff! She had me build these screens to install her work in…literally! This is made from Basswood. Some folks call it Linden. It has a lot of visual characteristics of Maple but not all the wildness. very lightweight and easy to work with. Looks real dull when in it’s raw state. But when the finish is applied it really has a beautiful warm tone. I recently built a Basswood base for this piece. No pix of that. I’ll have to take some and update the blog. Find Anne’s other cool work on her site at: ...

Read More

The Big Picture Frames are Done

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 | 0 comments

The Big Picture Frames are Done

My client now has one 5′ x 6′ frame on either side of his living/great room. These are hung with the clips I show in the pix below… We didn’t need the magnets at the bottom after all. They both hung flat against the wall. Next, I ‘ll post some pix of the frames with the paintings inside of the frames.        Here is Steve and Heather’s daughter’s picture in the new...

Read More

Asian Themed Picture Frames for my Doctor/Artist Client

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 | 0 comments

Asian Themed Picture Frames for my Doctor/Artist Client

The client who commissioned 2 sets of Shoji covered in my previous blog posts; ask me to build him two 5′ wide by 6′ tall picture frames. The client had a Tori gate in mind when he designed the frames to showcase a bunch of large canvasses that he can rotate according to artist’s whim… He ask for these to hang on either wall of his great room in his new spacious house near OHSU. They are clear Fir (with 1/4″ thick inner frame of Alder plywood) to match the trim and the shoji in the same room, including a little shoji for the projection screen he uses sometimes....

Read More

New Clear Fir 3 Screen Over-window Installation

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 | 0 comments

I did a job for this client last year and they opted to have more installed in the dining room/art room of their new home in South-West Portland. Their home was done last year and all the trim is clear Fir with a clear lacquer finish. After meeting with the designer (local Portland designer, Jason Ball) and owner, we went with that same wood and finish. When it’s dark out, the shoji glow! All these shoji have 2.0mm White Imported Japanese acrylic (Warlon). These turned out pretty...

Read More