303-289-1282 | SERVICING THE DENVER AREA FOR OVER 20 YEARS
Master shoji craftsman Harry Otsuki founded Denver Shoji in March of 1984.
Shoji – Japanese-style sliding panel s – make beautiful and distinctive additions to any house, apartment, restaurant, or store. Denver Shoji has crafted a wide diversity of custom applications over the years. The ever-versatile shoji can be used for doors and entryways, window coverings, valances, patio door covers, room dividers, screens partitions, display showcases, and special enclosures for closets, pantries, whirlpool tubs, dining areas, party rooms, bars, and kitchens. They add a touch of class to lofts and basement spaces. Shoji can be custom-designed to blend in with any décor style, from traditional to contemporary, or color.
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For more information or to schedule an appointment for a free estimate, contact Harry Otsuki at 303-289-1282 and leave a message.
Master shoji craftsman Harry Otsuki has worked with all kinds of wood, from maple and oak to cherry and walnut, but for durability and stability, he recommends using clear fir with a vertical grain to resist warping. The fir can be given a clear oil finish, or it can be stained any color and then covered with a clear coat of lacquer to seal the wood. The design grid work is put on both sides of the fiberglass inserts. To enhance the energy efficiency of the shoji, only wood is used for the top and bottom tracks and the side jambs, as the all wood carefully grooved border creates dead air space around the shoji panels , preventing air leakage at the top and bottom that occurs with metal hardware. For bigger projects, ball-bearing wheels are used to make the doors glide more easily.
"I love my shoji doors. Rather than the traditional shoji look, Harry was able to accommodate a contemporary Western design. The versatility of the shoji apparatus is unparalleled." V. Lee
"Harry is a Japanese artisan who created beautiful traditional sliding Shoji screens throughout our home over the past 20 years. They make elegant yet simple and understated room dividers and closet doors. Everyone who sees them admires them and several have subsequently contacted Harry to order their own. Harry's craftsmanship and attention to detail are admirable. His shoji "art" has made our home more attractive and comfortable." R.Yeager