Japanese Tea House

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Project by Thuan posted 10-11-2009 07:35 PM 4301 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been away from the Lumberjock scene for a while. I need to apologize to all the Lumberjocks who missed me. To the both of you, I’m sorry. I’ve been very busy building this Tea house in the back yard.

It’s my own design, an accumulation of all the things I seen and read about from Lumberjocks inspirations to Architecture Magazines photos, from Ancient Japanese temples to the Home Depot down the street. This is me.

It took me all summer to get to a point where I can share it with you guys. If you want to see a photo blog of the building process, click here.

-- Thuan

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#1 posted 10-11-2009 07:38 PM

This looks great Thuan. Forgive my ignorance but is a tea house just for drinking tea?


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#2 posted 10-11-2009 07:42 PM

In Japan, they take drinking tea to a whole new level, so a little house made for the Tea Ceremony is made just for that. I’m inspired by it, but it’s is very much westernized, so it’s more of a hang-out lounge in the back yard for my wife and I.

-- Thuan

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#3 posted 10-11-2009 07:42 PM

Nicely done….great design….I love the simple lines of this style.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#4 posted 10-11-2009 08:38 PM

Wonderful work Thuan. It would also be a great place for meditation, away from household distractions, like LumberJocks :O)

Glad to see you are still at it. How is the workshop coming along?

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#5 posted 10-11-2009 09:29 PM

Welcome Back! Nice work as usual. Awesome clubhouse!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 10-11-2009 09:37 PM

Hi Thuan,

So nice to hear from you! It has been a while but it looks like you have been busy. I just spent my lunch reading and going through your entire facebook link you posted. Unbelievable work. Your tea house is a wonderful addition to your home. you documented the entire process which I thought was very interesting. I particularly like the way you married eastern design with western and did everything with materials that are readily available. That is not an easy thing to pull off. Anyway great to see you back on LJ and great job.

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#7 posted 10-11-2009 10:01 PM

Very nice.

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#8 posted 10-11-2009 10:06 PM

Very nice work, I see you have been busy.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#9 posted 10-11-2009 10:10 PM

What a wonderfull hide away. Very well blended into the surroundings, super nice.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#10 posted 10-11-2009 10:29 PM

Great Job, Thuan!! It looks like a really serene hideaway. A great place to contemplate more projects!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 10-12-2009 12:34 AM

Fantastic project. I especially liked the clever way you built the roof. That feature alone gives it a very special and very pleasing appearance inside and out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 10-12-2009 12:48 AM

Very nice job Thuan. Wondering would you be interested in my new forum topic on Japanese woodwork?

-- shavins

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#13 posted 10-12-2009 03:05 AM

I didn’t click your link … yet … but … your tea house is absolutely wonderful.

I agree with dustynewt’s comments, too: what a great place to sit in quiet contemplation (with OR without a beer, incidentally)!

Beautifully done!

-- -- Neil

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#14 posted 10-12-2009 03:14 AM

very neat and nice tea house,


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#15 posted 10-12-2009 03:27 AM

wow, i love the tea house idea, a place to get away just peace and quiet, although the laptop suggests your surfing the lumberjocks site. haha

-- you must live for something or die for nothing (rambo)

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