These are pictures kindly provided by the client.
A rural house in central Italy has been remodeled into a japanese culture center.
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The heavy tub is being unloaded on site.
Here we are packaging a tub to be shipped by ocean freight.
* One layer of polyethylene sheet to prevent dehidratation and dirt.
* Solid veneer construction for the custom crate to avoid the need for fumigation or (time consuming) custom inspections/quarantine.
Luckily we did not have any problem or damage claim at all so far.
The tub going to paris is ready to be packaged and shipped.
It is a really nice tub, I am almost sorry to see it go…
We are now working on a large asnaro tub with a 260mm wide border!
Commonly, large top frame borders like in your case are done laminaing 2
planks, anyway we had a beautiful piece of asnaro in the warehouse, so the frame will be done in one piece!
It was probably ment to be a cut for a beam or daikoku-bashira (main column) but at present there are not many chances to use expensive wood even for temples or shrines…
The lumber was 360×360 straight cut! This means that the 1/3 central segment of the tree was almost half meter square at the base. The tree had probably a diameter of 1200 to 1500mm !!
We could get our kamachi in one piece and also most of the planks for the sides from the same piece. This means the tub is going to be all straight cut!
Please do not ask us to provide such lumber for your project. This stroke of luck does not happen more than once a year…
hajimemasite – nice to meet you.
It was a long time we wanted to start this blog but always had other priorities for the day…
Anyway, in these pages we would like to convey you the passion of our craftsmen, the warmth of the wood. We enjoy our work and are starting to feel a little guilty if we keep all this for ourselves… So find here some pictures and some comments (when we have the time to post).
For all who do not know, “daiku” is the carpenter, the meister in wood-working.
This blog is not a sophisticated one, you will find here sawdust, sweat and all our smiles!
Note that this is a rare photo I managed to take with Mr. Ikeda and Mr. Kondo.
They are always busy and never stop. When we get a chance to sit down, we chat drinking tea, so I never manage to take an official photo of us to put in the company profile…