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Turning bamboo stumps into furniture

Translated by HO TRINH Mar 30, 2024 18:12

(QNO) - Phan Van Chanh, a one-armed carpenter in Dai Thanh commune (Dai Loc district, Quang Nam province), is making furniture of bamboo stumps, earning half a billion dongs a year.

Phan Van Chanh and a set of table and chairs made of bamboo stumps. Photo: tuoitre.vn

At the age of 22, Phan Van Chanh lost his right hand while he was grinding sugar cane to make sugar. After 2 months in the hospital, he wanted to change his career to make a living.

Bamboo stumps prepared for making furniture. Photo: dantri.com.vn

In 2012, he suddenly found a lot of bamboo stumps that were left rotten. “Such a waste," he thought. Then Phan Van Chanh came up with the idea of turning discarded old bamboo stumps into useful furniture.

A stool made of bamboo stumps. Photo: dantri.com.vn

Bamboo stumps, after being digged up and peeled off the roots and nodes, have been soaked in a pool for about 3 months. Then, they are dried to prevent any attack by termites.

Furniture made of bamboo stumps. Photo: dantri.com.vn

According to Phan Van Chanh, using bamboo stumps is more difficult than using wood because of their different shapes.

He has to choose and use them creatively, making a lot of eye-catching bamboo items, including tables, chairs, toilet tables, TV shelves, and altar cabinets.

Mr. Phan Van Chanh. Photo: vnexpress

(Source: vnexpress)

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Turning bamboo stumps into furniture