We take pride in what we do, and the materials that go into making Japanese sliding doors and other products need to live up to rigorous standards. Skimping on materials never pays off, and our decades of experience have taught us that high quality materials impart harmony to the work. We think you'll experience that harmony when you live with these special creations.
Cherry Tree Design hand-selects the finest grade of solid American hardwoods - Cherry, Maple, Walnut, Oak and Mahogany - for the frames of our doors. These woods are commonly found in the American home or office and, with their beautiful, natural grain and color, they offer an artistic element.
Each piece of wood is selected for its straightness. Once the framework is cut close to the specified dimensions, it is then machined on special equipment to the final dimension, thus achieving maximum flatness. These critical steps allow for the least amount of bowing.
Matching hardwood is then chosen for the grid. Each grid piece is cut and sanded within 3 thousandths of an inch. Carefully milled pieces slide tightly into the half lap joints that hold the grid together.
Our pre-built Stock Doors are crafted in solid Cherry. With its warm reddish brown tones, deepening patina over time, and beautiful swirling grain patterns, Cherry is a classic choice for high end interior furnishings.
Quick Fit Shoji are constructed with stable, straight-grained White Ash, with a lighter natural color when finished with our durable catalyzed lacquer finish, but also easily stained to one of our standard colors, or stain or paint it yourself.
We stock a variety of hardwoods for custom built doors, each with unique color and grain qualities to complement your decor.
In addition, we can source other hardwoods that are specified for a project, and develop custom finishing solutions to blend seamlessly with other elements of your interior. Give us a call with your specific needs and we'll develop a solution tailor-made to your space.
Cherry Tree Design offers many facing options to complement your specific shoji and décor style. Choose from vinyl-backed paper, fiberglass, paper laminated between acrylic or plexi-product, or a custom facing of your choice. In general, laminates provide more visual privacy, whereas encapsulated papers are more translucent, allowing additional light.
All of our facings are easily replaceable due to our removable back grid. Please note that thickness of material does not determine translucence factor.
Laminated papers give a puncture resistance while retaining the paper’s natural texture and warmth. Authentic papers and rice paper have been bonded to a heavy vinyl backing to add strength and durability to the papers. This allows the transmission of light while providing strength and durability for everyday use. These materials can be easily dusted but are not washable.
These papers are sandwiched between two layers of a plexi-product in a unique encapsulating process, giving the fine look of traditional shoji with added durability. These facings are washable with a damp cloth.
An excellent choice for traditional designs with more intricate gridwork to add washability. These facings showcase the texture of the natural fibers yet provide a durable, wipeable surface.
Better for modern designs with more open grid patterns to add extra rigidity. These materials feature a softly textured matte surface that is easy to clean.
Included in Stock Contemporary Door packages.
With a variety of mounting and tracking options, Cherry Tree Design products can be configured for just about any application, including room dividers, closets, pocket doors, window treatments and cabinet doors. We proudly stock Johnson Hardware for our sliding and bifolding configurations. Johnson Hardware products are made in the U.S. and we consider their tracking and hardware systems the best combination of quality and value.
Traditional wood tracking is always made in house, from the same boards as the screens or doors to ensure consistent color, grain and quality among all the parts of your door system.