The Making of Chashitsu, new door and window

 The construction work with the door is done, finally. I have lost count of how many attempts I have made a making a proper door. This time I really think I have got a well functioning system. The door is now sliding on a metal rail hanging from the wall. Actually the door is not even…

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 22 – First Tea

Today I enjoyed a bowl of Usucha in my new Tea-room. It was a nice feeling to be able to use the room after all that effort. It will be even better as soon as the new tatami arrives. All the light for the room comes from two windows lit by spotlights. The windows behind…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 21

 After having moved the window on Friday I started painting the last wall segment on Saturday. After two layers of paint and sand I could mount the sliders for the actual window. However I had done some foolish mistakes in calculating the size, so the window did not fit. I had to disassemble it and make a…

The Making of Chashitsu, Day 20

I have had a few days break from carpentry. I needed to do some other things. Earlier I got feedback on the size and placement of my window. So now I have lowered it and mad it larger. The bottom is now at 78cm, just above the height of a nijiriguchi that is 66-78cm. The…

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…