I confess it is impossible for me to keep up in this technological age. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to keep straight all the information I can find out on the web about anything and everything. After awhile, it can all run together and I can forget “where I saw that…”
The other day I got some e-mails from a prospective client who was unhappy BUT here is the problem – he was unhappy with another company’s quote, not mine! It was simply a case of mistaken identity, but I didn’t succeed in convincing him I wasn’t who he thought I was.
Yes, the words Design Shoji are frequently incorporated into other websites, but I am not affiliated with any others. I do not make stock sizes, kits, or sell imports. Nor do I profess that I know everything there is to know about making shoji; after 28 years I think quite the opposite.
So at the risk of sounding redundant, this is what we do at Design Shoji — we make individualized shoji doors, custom-sized and built for the long haul, to the best of our ability. You don’t buy ready-made doors from us; first we try to figure out what you want and then we build it from scratch.
I realize that is a pretty small niche market. But that’s what Wren and I concentrate on.
On the flip side, I just replaced the inserts in 2 dozen shoji that were approximately 40 years old. Even though I didn’t make these originally, it was so satisfying to work on these shoji; the homeowners loved living with them, and they were beautifully crafted. I sincerely hope someone else writes that about the shoji I build for you decades from now.