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Tansu Chest Plans

URL:http://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/Tansu_Chest/
Category:Chests
Date added:2011-09-08
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Tansu Chest plansFree Tansu Chest plans - Construction of this chest is simple; you will need maple plywood and plywood scraps. The grain pattern of hard maple reminds me of the ink landscapes drawn by Chinese and Japanese artists beginning in A.D. 700. Each painting, with its jagged mountains and forbidding peaks, was supposed to represent a little story. The viewer followed the people in the painting as they journeyed on a path through the painting. So when I decided to build a step tansu, the obvious choice was maple, despite the fact that these chests were traditionally built from Japanese cypress, cedar or elm. Tansu means chest, and the high period of this type of furniture was between 1657 to 1923. The traditional Japanese household would store clothing, valuables and household items in its tansu.


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