I decided to put together the first part of the tansu chest because this chapter had the second set of pieces and to avoid mixing them up, I just put the first part together. It was pretty easy. The pieces fit well together and I took the time to sand those that didn’t. I also stained the chest and tried to make the sliding cabinet doors work as well which, as usual, was not easy. But I did have some success. Once that was done, I could start work on the roof piece.
|Part A of the tansu step chest put together.|
|Gluing the two halves together.|
|Adding a bit of paint to the parts to be exposed.|
|Finished roof section. Just the beginning.|
So anyway, now with the tansu chest which gets installed in the corner of the room, I had to fix the room’s floor. I managed to rip out the front part of the room and remove the floor. I then had to “break” it as a point where the varnish was and then reglue the whole thing into the firepit room. I had rediscovered (after two years of building!!!) that I had an old scale that had cast iron weights so I used the 1kg weight and a 500gr weight to weigh down the floor while I reglued it into place (I’d be using books and such up until now...what a gumby). So now I just had to wait until the floor was reattached before completing the room.
|Ripping out the floor.|
|You can see how warped it got. I bent it at this point as I didn't dare to do it at another one.|
|Weights! Why didn't I think of them before?!|
While waiting, it did give me the chance to better photograph the irori pit with the roasted fish. I really wanted to get them in detail to show how I ended up using two normal fish from Angie Scarr to make some bbq’d food! I’d eat them.
|Detail of the irori. Angie Scarr fish made into skewers.|
|Tansu in situ. I found a half scale teaset and set it there.|