applications offer a high-potential value-added market
for small-diameter trees.
- Strong, yet cost-effective methods
are needed to join the members together. Round mortise
and tenon joints provide a simple and straightforward
method of constructing building frames.
- Standard parts can be manufactured
locally by cottage-type industry or regionally by major
producers. They can be easily incorporated into modular
constructions to serve a wide variety of needs: backyard
storage sheds, shelters, farm building, light industrial
buildings, multipurpose buildings -- in both developed
and under-developed countries.