This tansu or
Japanese storage chest is rather eclectic in style and color but it
seems to fit in fine in our Arts and Crafts home. The fabric-covered
grill hides the speakers and is decorated with the Koizumi family
crest. The luan battens of the end doors are from wood bar clamps that
my grandfather made as a young man. It was a way to honor my late
grandfather who was a big influence on my choosing this career. I
spent many hours in his workshop as a boy.
My son Kevin helped put in the
many nails that hold the battens together. Brass door handles are in
the form of butterflies and drawer pulls also feature our crest. Green
granite tiles line the top.