En­cour­ag­ing re­sponse to tim­ber-waste fur­ni­ture

New Straits Times - - Business - Ber­nama

The use of tim­ber waste by a com­pany to make qual­ity fur­ni­ture re­ceives en­cour­ag­ing re­sponse.

Gio-Luzini Col­lec­tion pro­duc­tion man­ager Alex Chan said through the con­cept, the com­pany was able to pro­duce new fur­ni­ture for as low as RM800 a piece.

Us­ing tim­ber waste, like of Ke­lat Merah, Ken­dadang, Medang , Ren­gas and Khaya, though they are not pop­u­lar species, pro­duces fur­ni­ture with a qual­ity that can match those which are made us­ing the more ex­pen­sive tim­ber like Cen­gal, Mer­bau and Mer­anti, he said at the 2017 Ex­port Fur­ni­ture Ex­hi­bi­tion at the Kuala Lumpur Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, here.

He said the firm suc­ceeded in pro­duc­ing the fur­ni­ture fol­low­ing a re­search and de­vel­op­ment on re­cy­cling of tim­ber waste.

“We also give added value to

We also give added value to the fur­ni­ture by dec­o­rat­ing them with carv­ings, as well as LED lamps to in­ject a mod­ern el­e­ment into it.

ALEX CHAN Pro­duc­tion man­ager, Gio-Luzini Col­lec­tion

the fur­ni­ture by dec­o­rat­ing them with carv­ings, as well as LED lamps to in­ject a mod­ern el­e­ment into it,” he added.

Chan said the com­pany gets its sup­ply of tim­ber waste from the in­dus­trial ar­eas in Ijok and Rawang, Se­lan­gor and Jo­hor.

“The tim­ber waste has to go through the process of clean­ing and seg­re­gat­ing ac­cord­ing to species first. Those that can be used will be dried for two weeks un­der the sun be­fore they can be joined to­gether.” Chan said ev­ery sin­gle item of the fur­ni­ture would take at least four months to be ready, adding that there was high de­mand for fur­ni­ture pro­duced by and for the Gio-Luzini Col­lec­tion, based at Sg Pe­naga In­dus­trial Park in Subang Jaya, not only from lo­cal buy­ers, but also over­seas, in­clud­ing China, South Korea, Canada, Sri Lanka and Viet­nam.

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