Project 11: Terrarium DIY

Everytime I set up a terrarium, it never lasts longer than six months without a lot of maintenance. This is the first time that it does. No fungi or mould has been found inside the bottle. I am still wondering why.

Perhaps the environment inside the bottle is simple enough. Maybe it was placed on the right spot in my room having ample light but not direct. Or maybe it has something to do with the temperature.

Anyway, I still can’t not figure it out.


Project 8 – Coriander in my bedroom

Admittedly, I attempted to grow veggies several times but they have never lasted. 

This time I grew Coriander in my bedroom. The vegetable is now popular among Japanese. It is similar to Parsley in terms of usage in which to decorate your dish.

I used no artificial light this time to keep thing simple. I just place it close to the window as much as possible to get natural sunlight. I also covered it with IKEA glass house to prevent insects (just in case).

Next week I should be able to eat it. Everything seems to be working this time round.


Project 4 – Japanese Toolbox

I made this Japanese-style toolbox just to store chisels in my own shop.

The most interesting thing about this type of box is the way the lid is being secured. Japanese people creatively came up with a latch mechanism   to lock the lid with the caress nicely. I was so fascinated by it on the first time  I saw.

Watch the video below to see how it work.