is a simple and easy-to-do model of a Butsudan. It requires
no particular skills in carpentry. Only Daimoku and patience!
Why make your own Butsudan?
Because you will have the satisfaction of having
created it yourself and because it will be unique, with your
finishing touches. Indeed, remember that this is the basic construction
model, but that it will be up to you to paint or dye it, decorate
it and add arnaments to it. And of course, one should not overlook
the fact that making your own Butsudan is very economical. Be
creative and enjoy youself!
Wood (dry white pine ¾ thick)
2 x (23 x 4 ½) A (sides)
2 x (15 x 4 ½) B (top and bottom)
1 x (15 ¾ x 3) C (upper front piece)
2 x (21 ½ x 7 7/8) D (doors)
Masonite 1 x (24 ½ x 15 ¾) (back)
4 hinges (1 ½ x ¾)
Small finishing nails
1 small golden hook (to hang your Gohonzon)