:: Potential Material Resource
Large quantities of potentially useful but largely unused wood materials presently exist and are available for conversion into value-added wood products.


:: Potential Products  
Structural 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.



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