In this dictionary episode we talk about the meaning of the word Natsume.
In this dictionary episode we talk about the meaning of the word “keiko”
In this short episode we talk about what we want to do with our dictionary project.
Some photos that were discussed in Episode 6
And here is a very short description of how to:
- Start with the base. I built mine 10’ x 10’ using 2×12’s (this gives you approx 12 extra inches…). This way I could actually have a ro in the floor. I simply made four boxes, 5×5 each, so they all come together in the middle at one point, also enabling the ro (there would not be structure in the way…)
- Floor. I used 2 layers of 3/4” plywood. 1 layer was a little too saggy….
- The simplest way to have a modular tea room in retrospect is to have 3 fixed walls, however you want to do them, and make the 4th wall one that can move to make a 3 mat room.
- Walls. 2 of my walls are fixed, using 1/4” plywood with a maple veneer. The other 2 walls are made of hollow core doors. I stained it all because I like the dark.
- Tracks. For my 2 walls with hollow core doors, I used a dado blade on a table saw to cut out a track big enough to hold the hollow core doors. 1 track for the floor and 1 for the ceiling.
- Trick. Here is the trick — I made a total of 5 tracks — one for the floor and one for the ceiling for the 2 moveable walls of hollow core doors. The 5th track is an extra ceiling track for when I switch to a 3 mat (or smaller room). This one stays on the ceiling at all times and is shown in the 5th image.
My room is in 4 1/2 mat mode right now. Next time I have a smaller configuration, I’ll send more pictures.