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Monday, November 10, 2014

Wooden furniture in Bangladesh


-Wooden furniture in Bangladesh

Furniture is an attractive and popular product for Bangladeshi people in their daily life. Now it’s share in the Global wooden furniture market is quite insignificant, despite the fact that the people of the country have a long history of carving wood. But the scenario started changing rapidly since the mid-90 when the furniture industry in Bangladesh has transited from cottage based industry to mechanized mass production oriented industries. Solid wood, processed wood & Medium Density Fibre board (MDF), laminated board, particleboard and rattan/bamboo are the main verities of products use for furniture.

In Bangladesh, people personally use as one home initially preferred raw materials still remains solid wood, but nowadays combination of solid wood with other materials are becoming very popular. Bed, Sofa, ware- drop and dining table set mostly use locally said “Burmatic Segun”/Chittagong Segun , Gamari etc wood. 85-90 percent house door are made from Solid wood with other material. Bangladesh Furniture Export Association (BFEA) and Bangladesh Furniture Industries Owners Association (BFIOA) are actively working, maintaining and control of this sector. Most of the Bangladeshi Carpenter are not highly educated but the can design innovative and make magnificent world class wooden furniture. The picture below represents wooden products design made by Bangladeshi Carpenter.

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