Any aspiring carpenters out there would find doing Hanji a great alternative.
This is true for one of my students, Sue Fine, who decided she needed a bedside table. Using some of the techniques she's learnt in her Hanji classes, she designed and made a bedside table that is practical and yet very stylish. Sue chose a red, black and white theme to match her carpet with the bold Chinese and Korean writing on the outside, red inside the drawer and it's all edged in black.
The options for designing your own pieces are limitless and working with cardboard instead of wood is so much easier. You can choose your own colours and designs to match your decor and easily complete a project in a weekend.
I look forward to seeing more of Sue's creations in the future.