STUDIES REGARDING THE USE OF RECLAIMED WOOD IN THE MANUFACTURE OF MODERN FURNITURE – PART I
In this article, the authors present the first part of a larger research demarche, aimed at analyzing the applicability and related issues to using reclaimed wood as a raw material in the furniture industry. The attached product risks are discussed in parallel, between two versions of the same product (in this case a lounge chair), one made from reclaimed material and one made from new material. These versions correspond to two possible market niches, one interested in “new and shiny” and one interested in “old with value”. The instrument used in the paper is the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, which reveals a map of all possible risks that a company must take into account when developing and designing either of the two.
Key words: Furniture, risks, reclaimed wood, FMEA.
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