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Shoji slides up out of sight.

Closing off kitchen clutter, this 3- by 8-foot fiberglass-paneled shoji screen slides vertically out of the way when it's not needed, or when the cooktop is being used. It stores in a slender cavity on the back of ceiling-hung kitchen cabinets.

The 1-inch-deep cavity lies between the true back of the cabinets and a framed wall built with 2-by-4s turned flat. At the top, the wall ties to ceiling joists; one end is anchored to an outside wall, the other to the end of the cabinets.

The screen's frame is made of oak 1-by-3s. Its verticals have 1/4- by 1/4-inch tongues that fit into grooves cut in the inner sides of oak boards running up each end of the cavity. A piece of wood mounted to the back wall pivots to hold the lightweight screen up inside the cavity.

Architect Ken Smith of Santa Rosa, California, designed the screen system for owners Sonja Reggle and Larry Martin.
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Title Annotation:shoji screen for kitchen panel
Date:Nov 1, 1985
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