In traditional Japanese architecture, a Shoji is a door, window or room divider consisting of translucent paper over a frame of wood which holds together a sort of grid of wood or bamboo. (Shoji, 2009)
Shoji doors are often designed to slide open, and thus conserve space that would be required by a swinging door. They are used in traditional houses as well as Western-style housing, especially in the washitsu (Japanese-style room). (Shoji, 2009)
Phoenix Laser Engraving creates these beautiful Shoji Shadow Boxs from Birch Plywood, and we hand glue the paper to the inside to provide an elegant item.
These special Shoji Shadow Boxes are made for Bedside Tables, Romantic Nights, Cubical Desks, and hanging. The subtle light sets the mood and catches attention. The candle inside is battery operated so no worries.
ShMji. (2009, December 10). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:05, January 21, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sh%C5%8Dji&oldid=330875854
Step 1: Download
Other items needed:
Rice Paper, or some sort of translucent paper.
Glue, we use glue stick
Battery operated mini light, or other sort of LED light (keep heat low).
Step 2: Cut Pieces
Or if you want, you can print the pieces out on paper, and glue the paper to thin wood (3mm thick) and use a knife to cut out the shapes.
Step 4: Assemble (no tools required)
You just have to line up the corners and slide them together.
If you want you can glue the pieces together also.
This Instructable is being submitted to the USB contest, because many people will use a USB powered LED multi-color light to create a beautiful Desk Shoji Shadow Box.
Step 5: How to buy one.
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We also have a site dedicated to Kanji Jewelry http://www.kanjigifts.com
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