The Shōji was very straight forward. The instruction had you painting it brown but I liked the idea of it being black to go with the framework of the Fusuma on each side of the stairwell. I am leaving out a few pieces on the back because I still have to somehow install lights and wires and until those are in, I don’t want to install the wooden decorations on the back where I plan to hide the wires.
The dressing table was a challenge because of the size. So many tiny pieces. I think the smallest by far. You also had to cut up one piece into 3 smaller ones before assembling the table.
|Tiny bits and pieces cause big stress.|
Don’t ask me the issue with putting a cloth over the mirror. Maybe some kind of superstitious thing but have never seen anything similar.
|Stiffened fabric allows for folding it. But what's it for??? Shoji in the background looks great tho.|
Completion of this chapter marks the 1/3 way thru point and nearly 3 months of work. I think we just may complete this in less than 3 years time !