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12 workshops in Zhouzhuang

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Carpentry workshop

12 workshops in Zhouzhuang

A carpenter shaves wood at the carpentry workshop located on Zhenfeng Street, Zhouzhuang. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Carpenters at the workshop located on Zhenfeng Street, Zhouzhuang usually get up early to start a day's woodwork. By carefully selecting the wood, they get sawing, sanding, and carving to create unique and traditional items such as furniture or smaller pieces like pencil containers, and boxes. Each piece is usually adorned with engraved or carved patterns depicting mountains, rivers, flowers, or birds.