Clint Searl's Tansu Chest

VIBRANT TANSU
Metallic patinas and dye oxides make this chest shimmer.

SHOP OWNER: Clint Searl
LOCATION: Kintnersville, PA

    I recently completed this cedar lined blanket/sweater chest in the style of a Japanese tansu. It's 43x20x20. The frame and lid are of red oak, joined with through tenons and mortises. The panels are decorated with veneered fabric and patina'd metallic coatings and dye oxides. The piece is the first of seven similarly framed units with drawers and sliding doors which will adjoin and stack in a stair-like configuration (kaidan dansu) to stretch across a bedroom wall.

...Clint Searl



 

CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE    INDEX!

 

SEND US YOUR "SHOP SHOTS"
This is the place to share views of your shop, woodworking tips and methods,
mug shots, special tools or machines, finished work--you name it!
    We prefer digital images via e-mail, but prints or transparencies will do. Include your name, address, phone number and a paragraph or two explaining the photo(s).
    Not every entry will be used, we reserve the right to edit for length and clarity,
and we will not return photos.

WoodCentral
P.O. Box 493
Springtown, PA 18081