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Wood Products & Traditional Crafts (6)

wpeB5.jpg (11404 bytes) Wood turners fashion wooden objects from ornaments to bowls.
wpeB4.jpg (12662 bytes) Furniture has always been made from wood. Modern-day furniture is mostly mass produced and often of materials other than wood. However, a few craftsmen still produce wooden recreational items and furniture by hand. This can often command high prices because of its individuality and high quality craftsmanship.
wpeB3.jpg (12690 bytes) Transport was almost entirely on or in wooden conveyances before the development of sophisticated metal technology. Wheels, a vital part of any horse-drawn vehicle, were also made of wood and a wheelwright was a vital member of society.

The ship- building industry also consumed vast quantities of wood.




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