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How do I build a small japanese house?

Posted by kiochi (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 1, 06 at 13:30

I want to have small tea house in my garden,
but I dont know how to build it, specially the roof!
Help me!


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RE: How do I build a small japanese house?

If you scroll down a ways you'll see a thread called "Looking for Construction Plans" which has a similar request as yours.

Here is a link that might be useful: Const. Plans


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RE: How do I build a small japanese house?

I belive Dover Publications has several picture/plan books
available....they are reprints from the 1800's or early 1900's. They would be good for research.


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RE: How do I build a small japanese house?

It seems like building a small Japanese house would be an almost impossible task for anything but an expert carpenter. A teahouse would be even MORE difficult than that. Why don't you start with something more reasonable, like a gate or nice wooden fence?


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RE: How do I build a small japanese house?

This may give you some ideas. The person who built this "winged it", really, and I think it is rather a nice effect, though I'd probably make certain my exterior was done to suit my climate, and I'd probably go for more overhang, as I prefer the look with a wider eave than they chose. But, the idea is sound, and the finished tea house is quite nice.

It would be a challege, but I don't think it would be outside of the realm of doable for someone with decent tools and good, solid basic carpentry skills.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tea House


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RE: How do I build a small japanese house?

Those upturned roof corners really stand out as a gaijin effort. If you're going to do such a thing, why not skip the funky Japan-cheezy pool house (see Matrinka's link) and instead try to build a real azumaya or machiai. There's a guy near me who builds the real thing. Check out the teahouse at his website at daikuwoodworking.com

Here is a link that might be useful: Peter Wechsler & Daiku Woodworking


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RE: How do I build a small japanese house?

I stumbled on this plan.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tea House Plan


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RE: How do I build a small japanese house?

You can buy plans for a small Japanese teahouse from U-BILD Enterprises-$9.95 -"Teahouse Plan 710." Just GOOGLE "teahouse plan," and it will show up.


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