Journal of Wood Industry and Engineering, vol.2, no.1, pp.61-69, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
This study aims to identify the problems of the wooden boats and the furniture used in these boats in Bartin-Kurucasile district center and to develop solutions. These boatbuilding enterprises use local chestnut woods obtained from the forests of the Black Sea Region. It is noteworthy that the number of enterprises that have been producing boats with their unique characteristics with traditional methods for many years in the district has decreased in recent years. In this study, in order to reveal the current situation of wooden yacht / boat and furniture manufacturers with Kurucasile and the changes between in 2012- 2020, face-to-face interview method was used with boatbuilding owners. As a result, the current statuses of the manufacturers who continue their existence in the district were determined and solution suggestions for the problems were discussed and solution suggestions for the development of these enterprises were included.
Keywords: Boatbuilding, Enterprise, Furniture, Kurucasile, Wooden boat.