JAPANESE TEA CRATE
These Asian style crates are designed from a pre-WWI crate I found at an antique store in Michigan. The original crate/box is made out of Asian Pine. The choice of lumber that I picked for my crates is Air Dried Cypress. I also have limited supply of Reclaimed Doug Fir, they both … have a lot of character to them.
The Japanese writing on the crates say tea crate/wooden box. Each tea crate is built with Traditional Asian style joinery, wooden nails/pegged and Asian style hardware. The crates are first painted with a milk paint, then hand waxed to preserve them. The inside of the tea crate is left completely unfinished to prevent clashing with the smell of great teas and spices. The red and white crates are made out of cypress and the black one is made out of Doug Fir.
All the tea crate doors have a magnetic catch to keep them closed. These tea crates come with hardware and instructions on how to hang them on the wall. I can also build them without hardware or writing to be used as a small crate. Some have used them for storing china, silverware and small quilts. I have two of these hanging in my kitchen full of tea and our guests are always talking about them.
Dimensions: 20"h x 14 3/4"w x 5"deep
Other dimensions are available upon request, could change pricing.
Six custom made benches for Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
by Len A. May 14th 2012
Andrew was responsive to all our requests. His design was the best that we saw and matched what we were looking for. He designed and carve an arch in each support for the bench that mirrored the arches in the building where the benches were to be used. He provided samples of different woods and stains and agreed to ship one bench as a sample for the same price per bench as for six benches. An the final product is beautifully finished. We could not be more pleased.
by ALLISON S. Apr 11th 2012
I love my new game table! Working with Andrew at The Chicago Bench Co. was a breeze. He is professional, patient and extremely talented. He built this table quickly and without going over my budget. It's is perfectly constructed - he is a true craftsman. I look forward to working with Andrew in the future.
by Rhiannon Agosti Jan 03rd 2012
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