why it's back to our tool tip where we showyou how to make these japanese rice paper screens using these materials and simple handtools. today we're gonna make some japanese screenpanels which are a great alternative to traditional blinds using this framing and a special ricepaper film. you ready dene? yep, we have got about 8 cuts to do at 265mmso we will set the measuring gauge on the mitre saw. first thing we do here, we will measure thispiece here at 265mm. measure and mark the tasmanian oak beadingat 265mm, then using the measured length,

set the saw stop on the mitre saw and cutthe end pieces of each of the frames. we have divided our window opening into 5so we need 10 end pieces. and now we are going to cut the beading toexactly the same size, it's 6x6mm, and it runs along side this part of the frame. you right dene? yes i am cut the 6mm beading to the same length asthe frame pieces. it provides support for the acrylic sheetthat's overlayed with the rice paper film. we then measure and mark the side pieces ofthe frame to 1213mm and cut 10 lengths.

the panels are easy to assemble. we pre-drill 2 holes in each corner and weuse small panel pins to hold the frames together while the glue dies. you will need a second pair of hand to helphold the frame in position as you drive in the panel pins. use a fairly generous amount of glue. wipe away any excess. that's great, ok so once you get the frametogether you then glue the smaller pieces of beading, which are these ones, into position.

ok so if you run a bit of glue down there. having cut our 6x6mm beading to match thelong sides and short ends of the frame, we then apply aliphatic glue to the beading andposition down the sides and ends of the frame. because the material's fairly light a generousamount of glue will easily hold it in position. ok, well as soon as that glue goes off wewill stain them up then we will send them off to have the acrylic sheet cut and fitted. the rice paper film we have chosen is producedby the 3m company, the actual rice paper is laminated between 2 very strong layers of3m film. although the process looks fairly simple,the manufacturers recommend that it's carried

out by there trained personnel. the film is a clear matte finish and is extremelyhard wearing. once it is overlayed on the acrylic sheet,it gives the appearance of traditional japanese rice paper. while the experts are applying the film weapply a dark stain to the tasmanian oak frames. we run a bead of glue around the perimeterand cross frames of the beading and carefully place the finished rice paper panels intoposition. make sure you wipe away any excess glue. you can use any simple track system mountthe sliding screen.

well that looks great, the rice paper is brilliant,perfect for this room. and as an alternative to traditional curtainingit looks fantastic. so do you want some sushi? oh yes please. i've got it over here.

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