This chapter had a few more chairs to add to the house and a tansu chest. These chests are pretty common and quite nice. There are lots of different kinds but the step chest is quite pretty and I was looking forward to making it as I have lots of interesting articles to position on it. But before I did that, I decided to put the chairs together and to make a bunch of floor cushions.
These chairs have been made numerous times so I won’t go thru the process again but I decided this time to actually upholster them instead of making a cushion to place on top. I really liked the effect of the leather chairs so I made some fixed cushions on these chairs using more of my Japanese cotton fabric. When I was looking for the leather seat cushions I noticed that a lot of these folding type chairs have a fixed cushion so, that’s what I did.
|Making the padding seat from card stock and foam.|
|Adding the fabric and gluing and taping in place.|
|Finished low chairs with fixed seat cusions.|
|Cutting up various fabric pieces to make the cushions.|
|Stacked cushions in place.|
|Adding some umbrellas outside the front portico.|
|Making some Fimo rice using an extracter and a razor blade.|
|Filled rice bowls (hardened in oven)|
|Making cardstock legs for two small food tables (zen)|
|Gluing the table legs in place.|
|Adding food stuff to the dish. Salmon ready to skewer and roast.|
|Some quick beer labels.|
|Firepit with food stuff and roasting fish.|
|Threading the DMC for the pulls.|
|Cutting the back sections to attach the shades to the house.|
|Shades now attached to the house. Looking pretty good!|
|Small lantern for the spa LED.|
UPDATE Additional info on the Zen Table
August 18th 2014
The Zen table, tho very small, is very cute and maybe more than one of you would like to know how it was made. Obviously, you can adjust the templates to your own scale. This one is just a scan of the leg template on the page and then I adjusted to the 1/20 scale size. I think the actual leg size was about 11mm wide. I used a small leftover square of balsa wood for the table top instead of card stock but you could easily do it with a few layers of cardstock. The legs were two layers as well then cut with an exacto knife and glued into place (see above pic). The instructions are in Italian but the fotos are self explainatory. Hope this inspires you to try one! They are super cute!
|Table leg template. Cut out four.|