Vintage Mansion Renovation 5 Furniture

We will summarize the materials used in the renovation of the vintage apartment . Lastly is furniture. (The photo shows details of hand-carved solid wood.)

|Walnut solid wood (stripped board)

The built-in furniture is usually made of plywood with a thin veneer surface material, but this time we used solid walnut. Even though it is made of solid wood, the face material used is quite large, so we use stripped boards, which are wide wood boards that are glued together to increase the width. It may be easier to imagine if you think of it as a wide version of laminated wood.

This solid walnut material is subtly dyed gray and painted with urethane.

The appeal of solid wood is its texture. It has a luxurious feel that cannot be achieved even with thick veneer.

And the overwhelming thing is the beauty of the details. The solid atmosphere of the handles and openings is unique to solid wood.

Stripped board is hard to warp like laminated wood, but there is a risk of warping depending on usage conditions.

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(Furniture combining solid wood and corten steel)

|Corten steel

Solid wood furniture tends to be heavy and heavy in terms of design. Therefore, this time, we combined iron plates for the top plate, side plates, and handles to create a sharp design. The material used is a material called SuperCFC from a manufacturer called Front, which is corten steel treated with phosphate, lightly polished by hand, and then clear coated.

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(Sharpness and solid texture of corten steel)


The top plate of the kitchen is L-shaped and divided into two parts, but the larger part is 2400x1200mm, which is the limit that can be carried in the EV. The material used is Silestone, an artificial stone from Spain.

Artificial stone made from crystal is hard and clean, making it an ideal material for kitchen countertops. Recently, Aika and other similar products are on the market, but Silestone and Caesarstone are still superior in terms of texture.

It is also attractive that there is a large format up to width 1400 x length 3000.

Mita Tsunamachi Park Mansion Renovation Silestone

(Details of the corners with R-processed edges. Although the material is hard, it feels soft to the touch.)

| Range hood

It's not a material, but I was particular about the range hood.

This apartment has a ceiling height of 2400 and a concrete ceiling, so the existing range hood is too low.

In addition, the wall is neatly laid out with large 1200x600mm tile joints without odd dimensions. With existing range hoods, it is impossible to achieve consistency with tile splitting.

Therefore, we custom-ordered a range hood with the same width of 1200mm as the tiles, with a height of only 300mm and exhaust to the side.

Mita Tsunamachi Park Mansion Renovation Range Hood

(The range hood fits perfectly with the tile joints. Even the shadows cast by the downlights match the tile joints.)

I still have a long way to go about picking up points, but this is the end of this series for now.

Mita Tsunamachi Park Mansion Renovation Furniture