Starting off to design and build a Japanese Lamp for the tea-room soon took a detour. Having completed and installed a new corner unit behind my tea-table gave me an idea to change the lamp into a display unit for my “Twin Golden Dragon Seal Pu-Erh Tea”
The commemorative Twin Golden Dragon Seal Package.
From the: First Yunnan International Pu'er Tea Expostrade Fair;
September, 22nd. -26th. 2006
Seven Cakes at 150g each.
I purchased two of these presentation sets in December 2006, for 900¥ (RMB, yuan 元) each.
Selling price: May 2007: 3,000¥ (RMB, yuan 元).
Using select lumber from my plethora of remnants got me off to a no material cost start. Drafting a 1:1 scale drawing provided a quick and easy method to determine an aesthetically pleasing design. Approximate basic dimensions: 3/4” x 3/4” stock .. 9” square .. 18” total height.
Test fit of the Dragon Seal Tea Container. a few days to finish up and out-gas should see it complete.