IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(11): 985-989 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.592

A Study of the Technique Combining Traditional Bamboo Furniture and Carpentry

Shih-Hsing Wu and Ming-Chyuan Ho
Abstract—Bamboo craft and bamboo furniture in Taiwan are mainly designed, created, produced, and sold in Chushan city, a place that prospered during the period of economic growth in the 1970s and 80s in Taiwan. In those days, there were about 2000 bamboo factories but over time, the number declined. Since there are few studies on traditional bamboo furniture and craft, this study aims to explore: 1. traditional techniques of bamboo furniture; 2. carpentry of bamboo furniture; 3. comparison between the making of bamboo furniture with traditional techniques and carpentry. Based on grounded theory, this study collects firsthand information in field research and action research. The researchers personally participated in the production process to understand the differences between the making of bamboo furniture with traditional techniques and carpentry. The results shows that in order to open a path for the future with the past as a foundation, bamboo furniture can be made by combining traditional craft techniques of different fields and carpentry so as to produce new products with traditional and innovative techniques.

Index Terms—Bamboo furniture, carpentry, bamboo craft, traditional technique.

Shih-Hsing Wu is with the Graduate School of Design of the National University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan (e-mail: wuhsing.wuhsing@msa.hinet.net, homc@yuntech.edu.tw).

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Cite: Shih-Hsing Wu and Ming-Chyuan Ho, " A Study of the Technique Combining Traditional Bamboo Furniture and Carpentry," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 985-989, 2015.

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