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Project: tansu entryway chest
Location: Evanston, IL
Material: douglas fir, cypress
Finish: hand rubbed oil/ varnish blend and wax
Craftsman’s Notes

Upon entering the home, the Japanese exchange their shoes for slippers. The shoes are stowed in a cabinet called a getabako. The same practice is followed in this home. Small benches are attached to the cabinet for seating during the footware exhange. The cabinet measures 32″x 35.5″ x 19″.

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