Japanese andon floor lamp
Japanese Andon I completed recently. Base is from locally harvested ash (joinery is half lap), main part of lamp is Sapele with maple frames and linden kumiko patterns. Kumiko patterns are Tsuno asa-no-ha (hemp leaf), Yae asa-no-ha (top panel), Goma-gara kikko (sesame), and Kasane rindo. Main part of lamp is mortise and tenon with the panels held in by removable battens to allow replacement of the washi (rise paper). Kumiko is left unfinished but hand planed while the rest of the lamp is just a soft wax finish.