Asian Gong Stand Torii Gate

1024 768 Thuja Wood Art - Reclaimed Cedar Furniture Wood Art Vancouver Victoria Gulf Islands British Columbia

Gong ArbourThis client liked another torii gate with large gong that I made a few years ago for an art show (see small photo on right) Asian Gong Stand and so commissioned me to make a version which could be permanently mounted on the side of his deck across from the entrance to the house.  This piece is made entirely from salvaged red cedar driftwood split by hand.  I used all traditional wood mortise and tenon joinery with pegs.  It stands about 5′ tall and almost 5′ wide.  The wood is sanded and stained with OSMO exterior oil finish.  These designs follow an ancient Japanese design called torii used mostly in scared places and entrances.  The gongs are imported from Asia- they are quite large with a nice low tone and wooden mallet with woven end.


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