Traditional, 'mass produced' Korean dining tables
December 7, 2021 | 6:18 pm CST
Small table made by Korean furniture company.

Korean-based Daelim Wood Crafts makes soban (small tables) and traditional furniture. 

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The Korean-based Daelim Wood Crafts Co. Ltd. was established in 1983 and ever since has been producing soban (small tray-like tables), and traditional furniture.  This video shows how traditional skills, augmented with simple equipment are used to "mass produce" furniture.

 

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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).