This chapter is the support pieces and flooring to the right side porch which connects to the shōji I had already constructed in a previous chapter. So, I had to paint the porch pieces (both external and internal) before proceeding with the construction. I decided to use red on one wall to match up with the room wall with red in it. I had already imagined which scroll I was going to hang on that wall anyway so it was just a matter of figuring out which piece was the one that fit on the right side of the porch. As usual, painting and waiting for paint to dry is never fun. But once done, I started on constructing the porch.
|Painting and drying....BOOORING!|
|7mm boards ready for varnishing.|
|Gluing and clamping the sides.|
|The one red wall on the porch. The floor "fitted".|
|The weird gap. I have no idea why this piece was so reluctant to fit.|
|Finished porch. Just needs the last shōji, external windows and the roof.|