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The objectives of this article are to study on the process of the building of the prototype models from furniture design works, and to try building the prototype model from furniture design work from pieces of wooden packaging from transportation. The study process consists of 2 steps. The first step is to study on the process of the building of the prototype models from furniture design works, by the review of relevant literature and the field work to study on physical features of pieces of wooden packaging from transportation. Afterward, initial concept is determined. From the aforementioned operations, it is discovered that the wood attained from the transportation is divided into 4 types, namely, pine wood, rubber wood, rain-tree wood and plywood sheet. In the second step, the trial of the building of furniture prototypes from pieces of wood of the 4 kinds from transportation is carried out.
The results from the research show that from the test of physical features, it is apparent that pieces of pine wood, rubber wood, rain-tree wood and plywood from the packaging from transportation are suitable alternative materials for the building of prototype furniture in the real size, because they are not costly, have natural motifs and can be dyed well. However, if these pieces of wood are used in building downsized or miniature models, other features, such as the utilization of production tools and the assembly in accordance with complicated model, have to be considered and compared with other materials that may be more expensive but more popular, such as balsa wood and water jasmine (Wrightia religiosa) wood, because they are more convenient to be used with standard production tools.
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