image of stacked logs and lathe.

Small Diameter Timber Utilization

Project Leaders

  • Dr. Carl A. Eckelman (Professor emeritus)
  • Dr. Eva Haviarova

Round mortise and tenon joints provide a simple and straight forward method of constructing building frames.

Standard parts can be manufactured locally by cottage-type industry or regionally by major producers into modular constructions: backyard storage sheds, shelters, farm buildings, light industrial buildings, and multipurpose buildings in both developed and under-developed countries.

student and instructor working on wood braces.
Photo collage showing wood chair legs and wood framed outside building.