The Making of Chashitsu, Day 18-19

This weekend I have been working on the mizuya. I started out making some shelves above the preparation area. They did not turn out the way I wanted them. The wood I used was not nearly wide enough, and the spacing of the shelves is all wrong. The shelves should be easy to replace after…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 13-17

I have been painting, painting and painting the last few days. The first walls were easy, as I could remove them from the sliders and just place them on the floor to paint them. The sand looked really nice on these. The walls that could not be removed was more work. There I had to…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 12

Finally the room is starting to look like a Tea-room. Was able to finish up both the tokonoma and the rest of the walls today. Made two small windows. One in the side wall of the tokonoma to give some light to the scroll, and a second window to give light to the rest of…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 11

Another day working on the Tea-room has come to an end. Today I got the walls up for half the room, the most tricky half I believe/hope. It’s a bit hard to tell from the image that something has changed as the wall plates are almost the same colour as the wall were yesterday. I…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 10

Started early today. I was at the hardware store just minutes after they opened. I needed some new tools to move forward with the project. Got a jigsaw and a sanding machine along with some other small things. Spent half a day and all I really had to show for it was one fusuma railing…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 9

I finished the last of the grooves early this morning. Then I headed back home from the mountain. I had a few very nice days in the mountain. I got all the wood I needed in addition I had two very nice cross country skiing trips. Back home I got all the wood safely down to the basement.…

The Making of Chashitsu, @Lumbermill II

Was back at the lumbermill again. At the lumbermill I found a piece of wood that looked like I imagined that mine would look. That is pine with bark. So I made this image with the left part showing what I thought I would have and the right showing what I got. Spent a few…

The Making of Chashitsu, @Lumbermill

Spent a few hours at the lumbermill today. Originally the plan was that one of their guys was going to make the grooves that I need for fusuma and walls, but that ended up not being possible. Today I made about half the grooves I need using their equipment. It’s a tedious task, but it has to…

The Making of Chashitsu, Color sample II

Did a colour test the other day, now I need to figure out how to get the texture of the wall right. The only place I could think of that would have sand in many different granularities was the aquarium shop. My local aquarium shop had a granularity I liked. I have tried two different ways of applying…

The Making of Chashitsu, Color sample

I’m not a 100% certain that I have chosen the correct colour for the walls. The image show how the two type of wall material will look with two layers of paint. The piece of wood in the middle is a sample of how the corner posts will look. I’m not happy with that colour. Not nearly dark enough. I need…