with considerable character
Shoji creations are available in a
variety of woods and finishes. Traditionally, shoji were/are
made with soft woods with minimal grain patterns such as Bass and
Cedar. Shakti Shoji offers
other wood options such as Cherry, Walnut, Poplar, Alder, Lyptus,
Mahogany, Pine and Fir.
there is a species of wood or a certain quality or character you
like in a wood, please inquire
further. Shakti Shoji will search
the Seattle area to find a wood to suit your taste.
preference is to use woods that are environmentally sound and beautiful
as well. On occasion, it is possible to use recycled
and reclaimed wood as seen in the Fir window shoji
screens below. Similarly, we will seek out wood that
has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council
and built to Green standards. Please let
us know if this is your preference.
Finishes on Wood
often, Shakti Shoji
are finished with a hand rubbed process to the point where they
are delightful to look at and sensual to touch. We use oil
finishes on the harder woods to bring out the richness in the grain
as well as to give the shoji more protection.
on softer woods vary depending on a variety of factors and your
preferences. The Western Red Cedar used on
Shakti Shoji patio Lamp Tables are not finished at all because
of this cedar's superior water resistance.