Tea hut completed July 16, 2015.
New tea hut built from rough sawn ash with black locust piers. The ramp/bridge entrance is of black locust. It has a standing seam metal roof. The planed ash plank floor is finished with a marine grade poly. The solid panels are stuccoed and it is screened in. The tea hut is just under 120 square feet.
Pictured above is a Japanese style gazebo framed in cedar with a cedar shake roof which I built in 2005. Private residence, Elkhart, IN. Photo credit: Dick Lehman.
Pictured below, is the “Shinto Shack” which I built in 2005 and the kiln building in 2008-2009. They are built mostly of roughsawn native hardwoods and are in Constantine, MI. The wood fire kiln “Dante” is the kiln of Mark Goertzen, Goertzen Pottery. http://goertzenpottery.com/ Photo credit: Ryan Miller.
The following photos are from the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California from my trip in March 2014. Japanese Garden is over 100 years old and had a major renovation in 2011. The tea house, which was built in Kyoto in 1964 was installed along with a tea garden in 2012, is only open for tours once a month, and by chance, I visited on the day it was open. Also shown is a traditional 19th century Japanese house and various gates and bridges.