Well, the loft is slowly coming together, and I finally am able to display some work for customers in something other than green plastic containers.
For the guinomi/tokkuri/katakuchi area, there is a large rusted chain I found at the beach while snorkeling last year. It’s rusted completely through and very crumbly, but just gorgeous. I rescued the old timber from a kiln’s lumber pile. Totally eaten through by worms, and still had the carpenter’s brushwork labelling. It’s pine, so probably old, but I couldn’t make out the date. I split it in half lengthwise and used half for the bottom of one of my shelves, and the other half for standing teabowls on.