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Shoji Paper

Shoji Paper

Shoji-Wand

Whether used as room dividers or as design elements, shoji walls with sliding doors offer their unique charm in modern interior architecture. The delicate wood frames are covered on their reverse sides with a tough, translucent paper.

Shoji sliding doors can be used for example to close a storage space. Such single sided Shoji, where you see the wooden framework only from one side are most economical.

For room dividers on the other hand one may prefer a double sided Shoji, where the wooden framework is visible on both sides. In this case a second frame with same measurements has to be pinned to the first frame.

Shoji paper is a tough, translucent paper made of wood fibers. Some types are enforced with fiberglass. On the picture left you see a Shoji screen separating our shop from the stockroom. Gluing Shoji paper is easy, just follow the instructions below! Information on how to build Shoji screens can be found in the book, "Making Shoji" by Toshio Odate, which is carried here at Fine Tools, and is strongly recommended!

Set of samples
Set of samples

Included:

1 each Size DIN A 4 ( 210 x 297 mm):
Nr. 312150, 312151, 312153, 310558, 310560

1 each Size DIN A 5 (148 x 210 mm):
Nr. 310570, 310571

Code 205000CartPrice € 9.00
Shoji Paper white without design

Width 94 cm (37 inch)
Length 7.20 m (8 yds.)

Code 312150CartPrice € 14.50

Base price € 2.14 per m2

Shoji Paper white with bamboo design

This shoji paper is actually white; shown in gray here to make the design more visible on-screen!

Width 94 cm (37 inch)
Length 7.20 m (8 yds.)

Code 312151CartPrice € 15.50

Base price € 2.29 per m2

Shoji Paper white with classical "Unryu"-Design

Fine veined.

Width 94 cm (37 inch)
Length 7.20 m (8 yds.)

Code 312153CartPrice € 17.50

Base price € 2.59 per m2

"Taf top" Shoji Paper white with classical "Unryu"-Design

Taf top Shoji paper is at least 5 times sturdier than standard Shoji paper. This paper has a reinforced acrylic layer to prevent punctures. It lets nearly the same quantitiy of light through as standard paper. This reinforced paper is available in 95 cm (37 inch) wide rolls of 15 m (49 ft) and 30 m (98 ft) length. This shoji paper is actually white; shown in gray here to make the design more visible on-screen!


"Taf top" Shoji Paper white with classical "Unryu"-Design Length 15 m

Width 95 cm

Code 310560CartPrice € 105.00

Base price € 7.37 per m2


"Taf top" Shoji Paper white with classical "Unryu"-Design Length 30 m

Width 95 cm

Code 310561CartPrice € 169.00

Base price € 5.93 per m2

"Taf top" Shoji Paper white without design

Same as above, but white only

Width 95 cm
Length 30 m

Code 310558CartPrice € 169.00

Base price € 5.93 per m2

Extremly non-tear Film Shoji-Paper white Shoji-Papier weiß

"muji" = without design

This paper is extremely tear resistant and therefore cat-proof to a large extent. It blocks 95 % of UV, according to the manufacturer, protecting furniture and Tatami from harmful exposure while letting visible light pass through. This paper can be adhered with Shoji glue as well as with double sided transparent tape. In contrast to the other papers, there is no need to spray this paper with water to make it taut. This paper is suitable for use in temperatures up to 60° Celsius. Please note: the roll is only 2.15 m long (7 ft).

Width 95 cm (37 inch)
Lenght 2.15 m (7 ft)

Code 310570CartPrice € 36.50

Base price € 17.87 per m2

Extremly non-tear Film Shoji-Paper Unryu Shoji-Papier unryu

"un ryu" = with design "dragon in the clouds"

This paper is extremely tear resistant and therefore cat-proof to a large extent. It blocks 95 % of UV, according to the manufacturer, protecting furniture and Tatami from harmful exposure while letting visible light pass through. This paper can be adhered with Shoji glue as well as with double sided transparent tape. In contrast to the other papers, there is no need to spray this paper with water to make it taut. This paper is suitable for use in temperatures up to 60° Celsius. Please note: the roll is only 2.15 m long (7 ft).

Width 95 cm (37 inch)
Lenght 2.15 m (7 ft)

Code 310571CartPrice € 36.50

Base price € 17.87 per m2

Shoji Glue - ready for use

Neat and precise application of the glue can be made using the nozzle in the cap.


Plastic bottle with 150 g (5 oz.) glue

good for one roll 7.2 m long - consumption depends also on the number of glazing bars.

Code 312158CartPrice € 3.95

Base price € 26.34 per kg


Plastic bottle with 360 g (13 oz.) glue

good for 3 rolls 7.2 m long each - consumption depends also on the number of glazing bars.

Code 312159CartPrice € 5.95

Base price € 16.53 per kg

  • Gluing Shoji Paper
  • Shoji-Frames

    Preparation: Wood must be dry and clean, free of resin, oil, varnish and dust! If you intend to varnish the shoji frame before gluing the paper avoid any contamination of the glue surface by masking with a tape.

    Place the shoji frame in horizontal position. Vertical, fixed frames can also be covered as described, but require a more careful approach. Open the roll, and, when using patterned paper, pay close attention to the orientation of the pattern.

  • adhesive labels

    Fasten the included adhesive labels on one edge of the paper, as shown, to assure that it will not slip when glue is applied.

  • apply glue in a thin line

    Remove the safety seal from the glue bottle and screw the cap back on (cap has nozzle). Holding the bottle upside down, apply glue in a thin line, not thicker than about 1/16 inch (1 - 2 mm). The cap is equipped with a guide so that glue is applied at a constant distance from the edge of the frame. We recommend that you first try this on a scrap piece of frame.

  • roll the shoji paper out on the frame

    Following application of glue, roll the shoji paper out on the frame and, using a scrap piece of frame, press it, piece by piece, against the frame, until all frame sections are covered. Cut off excess paper with a sharp paper knife or veneer knife. After the glue has dried, preferably overnight, spray the paper lightly with water, using a spray bottle. This will tauten the paper when it dries. (No need to spray paper nos. 310570 and 310571)

    Paper may be removed by moistening glue lines, making it easy to repair damaged areas. Excess glue may be used for the same purposes as any other paper glue.

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