The Making of Chashitsu, the door won

After a prolonged battle with sadoguchi I’m surrendering. This weekend I took down the entire wall that was hiding the door. I’m going to install a very different type of system for the door. Previously I have had a door that has been sliding like a proper shoji/fusuma. Now I will instead install a metal…

The never ending story

The door is stuck again… seems like I have to make another attempt at a door. I have lost count of how many times I have redone this. I guess it is time to take some drastic measures. I’m planning to remove the entire wall, so that I can access the area behind. Instead of…

The Making of Chashitsu, skills and tools

I was asked what I knew and what resources I used to build my Tea room. I actually thought that was a very good topic for a blogpost. So here we go. I stayed one year in Midorikai and had the pleasure of seeing a lot of different Tea rooms. So I had a pretty…

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, 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…