The Shoe Stone is quite strange. It’s a little stone platform set into a small area that is then covered with sand. I have never actually seen one so I have no idea what the true usage is. It seems to be more used at the actual entrance of a house (not at an inside door entrance) and traditionally is surrounded by larger stones, not sand. Technically, this is where you’d remove your shoes. But I figured anyone entering the house would have already taken off their shoes downstairs in the vestibule.
The Spa window was quick work except that it came out a bit darker than the surrounding woodwork. I’ll have to sand it down a bit when I get around to making the shōji. The inside sills were difficult to glue in because of the doors - even if my hands are quite small.
Again here I had to make the “hardwood” flooring for the landing. I do not enjoy this very much as I have to measure out each “board” 5mm from the last. Still, the final effect is very convincing. This flooring came out a little darker but I figure it’s ok considering that it would technically be less traveled.
|You can see the small Kusunugi-ishi stone outside the door.|
I also played around with one of the printables. I found a bunch of little lanterns and printed and glued one. Pretty cute actually. I’m hoping I can put a small LED light inside these around the house.
|Little printable lantern.|