Anyway, I was in the thrift store with my mom the other day and a cabinet immediately struck my eye! It wasn't a step tansu, but it was tansu styled. $120 dollars and one Home Depot truck rental later, and we have a tansu-esque closet!
Actually, the whole thing makes for a perfect futon closet. (It's original use was an TV closet I believe.) Sak's parents bought us two twin-sized futons (the kind that lay on the floor) from Japan as a present for housing BIL, so they'll sit in here when all the pieces arrive. (Perfect guest beds!) Right now we just have the sheets and comforters.
Comforters currently fit quite nicely in the bottom!
Although I'm really digging this massive piece of furniture, Sak was initially pretty mad at me for buying it. You see, I didn't quite think to measure anything when I bought it..And it doesn't actually fit on the wall very well due to a wall sconce being in the way.
You never know what random things you'll find in a thrift store. :P