Another clone in Glasgow, Scotland
Another teahouse has been built and what a corker it is!
To quote Joe:
I live in Glasgow, Scotland Ė in particular, in the Scotstoun Conservation area in the west end of the city. Each house is a 3up/3down villa, approximately 6 metres wide. Our villa faces west, and has a lean-to conservatory on the back. There is a 3-metre deep deck adjacent to the conservatory, and then a 17m x 6m back garden backing onto a lane. We have many Japanese plants in the southern border of the garden, and when I decided to build a new shed (Iím currently on sabbatical writing a book), it was natural to attempt a Japanese style. Having previously lived in San Francisco, and visited the Japanese Gardens in Golden Gate Park, I had a pretty good idea of the look I desired. A quick search on the web yielded your web site. I have used the picture of your TH, and that of Jim Loomis in Richland, as my inspirations. I looked at your plans, and requested information from Jim, but eventually did all of the designs drawings myself, with only the pictures of the desired final product to guide me. I have attached reasonably high resolution pictures of the final result to this message.
A pictorial history of the build can be found at http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~joe/JapaneseTeaHouse.
Some details that distinguish mine from the others:
I started construction in mid April of this year, finished everything by mid September. During those 5 months, I also worked my day job (professor of computing science at Glasgow University), spent 2 weeks in the US for my sonís wedding in LA, and spent 2 weeks in the Rhone valley on vacation. I have never before built anything this large, and am pleasantly surprised at the outcome. It is going to be written up in a local paper, and is the talk of the neighbourhood, my family, and my colleagues.
Prof Joe S Sventek