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Shoji Screens and Doors Make a Nice Home-Renovation Touch

Looking for a door, closet door, or lighting upgrade? Every think about a shoji screen?

A shoji screen, according to Wikipedia, “is a door, window or room divider consisting of translucent paper over a frame of wood which holds together a lattice of wood or bamboo.” I’ve always admired the screens and thought we could use them in our home-renovation project. 

Much to my surprise, some of the best shoji screens money can buy are made right here in America; Bozeman, Montana, in fact! Cherry Tree Design hand crafts screens, doors, dividers, mirrors, lights, and other products in traditional shoji, and modern shoji-inspired designs.

Started in Boulder, Colorado, then bought and moved to Bozeman by Tyler and Julie Williams, Cherry Tree has been in business for over 15 years.  Barbara and I, on a trip to Montana a couple years back, stopped in to talk shoji screens with Bev Piette, one of the designers.  We were so impressed that we bought four shoji closet doors and two architectural doors from the company.

While it took us a while to order, order we did.  Well, today they arrived.  And they are gorgeous!  Hand crafted from premium domestic cherry and maple, these doors rock.  I’ve posted some photos on our website.  I'll post our experiences with installation in a few weeks.

originally posted in GreenRenovation blog.

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