Tansu entryway chest, or getabako

Tansu entryway chest, or getabako

Click image for larger display Project: tansu entryway chest Location: Evanston, IL Material: douglas fir, cypress Finish: hand rubbed oil/ varnish blend and wax Hardware: Craftsman’s Notes Upon entering the home, the Japanese exchange their shoes for slippers....
Tansu half-high kitchen-style chest, or mizuya-dansu

Tansu half-high kitchen-style chest, or mizuya-dansu

Click image for larger display Project: half-high kitchen chest Location: Evanston, IL Material: alaska yellow cedar, cherry, ash, cypress Finish: hand rubbed oil/ varnish blend and wax Hardware: Craftsman’s Notes This mizuya style tansu features a single slab...
Tansu variation on merchant-style chest, or choba-dansu

Tansu variation on merchant-style chest, or choba-dansu

Click image for larger display Project: merchant-style tansu chest Location: Evanston, IL Material: port orford cedar, spanish cedar, cypress Finish: padded shellac and wax Hardware: Craftsman’s Notes One of a pair of merchant-style chests known as choba-dansu....
Built-in tansu for display and storage

Built-in tansu for display and storage

Click image for larger display Project: built-in tansu Location: Chicago, IL Material: walnut, walnut veneer, port orford cedar Finish: hand rubbed oil/ varnish blend, shellac and wax Hardware: ¬†euro hinges for doors Craftsman’s Notes For this project the wall...
Tansu room-partitioning cabinetry

Tansu room-partitioning cabinetry

Click image for larger display Project: room-partitioning tansu Location: Evanston, IL Material: cherry, sapele, port orford cedar, maple Finish: padded shellac and wax Hardware: Craftsman’s Notes A large built-in tansu for displaying art and housing electronic...

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