|A kyōsoku for inspiration.|
Chapter 101 was done previously when I needed to construct and install lamps. So now I am at chapters 102 and 103. These both had parts to the little arm rests - the kyōsoku - that accompany the chairs without legs. At first I thought they were overkill but checking some materials that came with the kit and looking on line, I guess these little arm rests were used even during the the 20th century. Some even had little drawers in them so you could have a place to store things - like a bedside table. Today they make them still but obviously with a more modern tilt.
The kit had the armrest pieces split between the base and the “cushion” which is basically a piece of wood that would be sanded down and rounded. I didn’t like the fabric that was included so I pulled out some fabric from my scrap box. It says that the armrest is usually decorated to not take away from the design of the flat pillows of the seats. But I couldn’t really find any fabric that I liked. I had lots of different cushions. So in the end, I opted for the kimono “fabric” I had made for my doll. This is actually paper and I hoped that it would be easier to fold and attach to the “cushion”. In fact, it was. I then attached the bottom piece to the cushion and clamped it together for a bit. Once that was dried, I attached the cushion to the base and painted a bit of varnish overall. I think the final effect is more than sufficient. I placed some in the music room and the other two in the firepit room.
|Arm "cushion" before on left, after sanding on right|
|Using double sided tape on top and bottom to add the "fabric"|
|Attaching the "cushion" to its base.|
|Finished arm rests.|
|Right side tiling completed.|
|First row of middle section tiling.|
|Center section completed.|
|Back tiling section completed. Using the weights to fix the bowed tiles in place.|
|Adding the right side back tiles.|
|Thrid row of tiles. Very bowed.|
|Final tiling to complete the chapter.|