Demand for a modern furniture unit was always felt necessary by the Royal Government in view of import substitution and the need to blend our own traditional craftsmanship with the modern. More-so, it was felt that it did not make economic sense to have our own timber being exported and coming back in a value added form. By February 1990, the Royal Government of Bhutan, and DANIDA initiated the process of setting up contemporary furniture making unit with the objective of setting up a Training cum Production and Advisory unit. Named as the Wood Craft Centre (WCC), the management under the erstwhile Ministry of Trade and Industry was provided with machinery & technical support by DANIDA.
Forging a greater level of cooperation with other wood based industries in the country, it has since then played a critical role in providing training and vital exposure to our national craftsmen through its regular training program and other measures.