Wood, sweat and tears

By Sarah RaparoliLex Kleren Switch to German for original article

University instead of apprenticeship – the seemingly traditional path after successfully graduating from school. In the search for the ideal professional career, it often seems to be forgotten that other possibilities do exist; for example, the creative world of craftsmanship. Even if the path is not fixed from the start and stops are being made in all kinds of sectors, a craft job can be the ideal employment. The carpenter Charly Krau is a perfect example. A portrait.

A sunny Tuesday afternoon. Hall number 6 in the industrial estate in Mondorf-les-Bains. A good-humoured man welcomes us. "So this is your new studio." "You can also call me by my first name, there's only me here now, " Charly Krau answers and grins. The workshop has only been at its new location for a short time, and next month the self-employed carpenter will finally get a reinforcement: "CHARLY KRAU wood&more" will be run as a double pack in future.

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