Resort owners prize bamboo furniture for giving their establishments a natural touch and pleasantly rustic look. This attribute of bamboo furniture also makes it a highly viable and sellable product in export fairs and trade fairs.
According to Elvin-Dimasu-ay, technical education specialist and in charge of the bamboo section of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Cottage of Industry Technology Center (CITC-DTI), you can go into the making of Japanese bamboo armchairs with an investment of P20,000 to P40,000 for tools and equipment and another P1,900 for materials. For startups, though, it is best to first test the waters by just buying alternative tools and equipment. This can bring the startup costs down to about P21,000. You also have the option of just renting all the equipment you need form the CITC-DTI office in Marikina City. Read full entry