French carpenter Franck Vidal at his workshop in Mui Wo, Lantau. He left the corporate world to follow his passion for woodworking. Photo: Jonathan Wong French carpenter Franck Vidal at his workshop in Mui Wo, Lantau. He left the corporate world to follow his passion for woodworking. Photo: Jonathan Wong
French carpenter Franck Vidal at his workshop in Mui Wo, Lantau. He left the corporate world to follow his passion for woodworking. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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He quit the 9 to 5 and followed his dream: carpenter in Hong Kong with a workshop two minutes from the beach

  • Franck Vidal had loved doing woodwork since childhood, and at the age of 40 trusted himself enough to quit a corporate job and become a self-employed carpenter
  • With a workshop a stone’s throw from the beach, two daughters who love helping out and a variety of jobs, he feels a lucky man, he tells Ed Peters

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French carpenter Franck Vidal at his workshop in Mui Wo, Lantau. He left the corporate world to follow his passion for woodworking. Photo: Jonathan Wong French carpenter Franck Vidal at his workshop in Mui Wo, Lantau. He left the corporate world to follow his passion for woodworking. Photo: Jonathan Wong
French carpenter Franck Vidal at his workshop in Mui Wo, Lantau. He left the corporate world to follow his passion for woodworking. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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