Homes with an upper level or a lower level would utilize staircases. A staircase connects different levels of a house through a series of a flight of steps. These are made in different materials but have the same functions. But some opt to add storage areas in the staircases either over or under the stairs.
With robust growth in the wood processing industry in 2017, Vietnam is looking forward to getting a turnover of US$8 billion from exports of wooden furniture in 2018.
Buying vintage furniture is a smart strategy to get good-quality furniture for less. You add originality and cool appeal to your house in the bargain. Even if a vintage piece was mass-produced, by the time it's vintage, it's unusual. On top of that, you get "friend of the environment" points -- bringing vintage furniture and accessories into your house is an earth-friendly act. It is a little different from your usual garage sale or thrift store shopping because you are not looking for just any used furniture, but furniture from a specific era. To qualify as real vintage furniture, it should be at least 30 to 40 years old.
Valuable wood that could be used by local carpenters is being shipped overseas.
Domestic enterprises have dominated Vietnam’s wooden furniture market in recent years with annual revenue of US$2 billion, said Huynh Van Hanh, vice chairman of the HCMC Handicraft and Wood Industry Association (HAWA).
Vietnam Timber and Forest Products Association general secretary Nguyen Ton Quyen said exports to major markets such as the US, Japan and the European Union will continue to increase and achieve growth rates of 10 per cent, 15 per cent and 18 per cent respectively.
Once the EU-Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA-FLEGT) comes into force, there will be opportunities for Vietnam to export more wooden products to Europe and other markets, delegates told a seminar in HCM City on June 13.
Oak wood is wood that is cut from an oak tree. Oak wood is prized for its strength, uniformity and beautiful grain.
Walnut wood is lumber cut from the trees of the Juglans genus. This wood has been popular in the creation of furniture for its strength, coloring and its ability to be shaped into elaborate curves. As was discovered during World War I, Walnut wood is also excellent material to use in the construction of firearm stocks and grips.
Registration is now open for the 2017-18 Hoa Mai (Apricot Blossom) furniture design competition organised by the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City.