Category: Restoration

Restoration: Samurai clothing tansu

This clothing chest sat in water during a shipment from Buenos Aires to Miami and sustained damage to both wood and finish. It consisted of cleaning with a bleach solution and distilled water. Next were plenty of wood repairs, such as the scarfed  angled wood…  

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Restored Tansu

David Jackson has a passion for Japanese woodwork. The following selection represents various Japanese cabinetry designs he has restored. He is at home with various mingei objects as well, from shop signs, shrines, carvings to tools.

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Restoration: Sendai Hardware

Restoration of Larry’s Sendai Hardware

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Restoration: Mizuya Doors

Restoration project for Colin and Laurie Mayo

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Tansu Restoration

Modern living is of course, vastly different from life in old Japan, yet tansu are still useful today. Some tansu, such as clothing chests, are still excellent for storing pants and shirts. Other designs can be used for storage, or display. Tansu encompass function and…  

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