Daiza for Suiseki

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Project by Phil32 posted 11-02-2018 09:05 PM 1881 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now here’s a type of woodworking you’ve probably never heard of: Daiza for Suiseki. In the Japanese culture there are people who like to search for and display “suiseki,” – viewing stones. These are interesting rocks that they display in their homes. To properly display the stones, they often make a “daiza,” a wooden base shaped to support the stone. The daiza may have “feet” where the shape of the rock would dictate the load-bearing requirements. In this case the stone is only six inches long and less than a pound, but we have seen “suiseki” that may be over 100 lbs.

Basswood, 3-1/2” x 6” – no finish

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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#1 posted 11-02-2018 09:17 PM

Neat & interesting project

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#2 posted 11-02-2018 11:09 PM

Beautiful, great job of matching the wood to the colors in the stone – and very cool stone! Does the stone have any special meaning to you? (I did one a few years ago using a piece of rubble from the Crazy Horse Monument, not as elaborate as yours but I shaped the wood to look like a moccasin to go with the Native American theme.) Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 11-02-2018 11:16 PM

That’s a nice stone and daiza. I actually have made one in the past for a Math professor at a local university
I like your simple design

-- Aj

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