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Manny Hernandez says "These freestanding shoji style screens were made to divide our living room and formal dining area. The d├ęcor is sort of a contemporary asian style so I figured the screens would fit right in. They are modeled after a sample screen I made in a shoji class taught by Jay Van Arsdale. So a lot of credit goes to him for his inspiration. The screen frame and lattice are made from old growth Port Orford Cedar. The bottom 'hip panels' are made from a figured walnut plank that I resawed to make the bookmatch. The lattice has it's own frame and is removable in case I need to repair or replace the paper. Few electron were killed in the making of these screens; I only used a bandsaw to resaw the walnut, and a planer/jointer to get the stock to rough dimensions. The remaining work was all done by hand: handsaws, planes, chisels, etc. All surfaces have a handplaned final finish. No finish was applied to the wood as was the practice in Japan on interior members of temple structures and old style houses."


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