for making doors and window frames and panels, sofa set, dining table and chairs, wall panels, stair railing, cylindrical pillar
TREATED coconut wood is emerging as a substitute to hardwood in various applications especially for the middle and low income groups in the coconut-growing regions of the country.With the adopting of wood processing technologies, coconut wood can be used for any wood based industry. Now it is used for making doors and window frames and panels, very attractive furniture like sofa set, dining table and chairs, wall panels, stair railing, cylindrical pillars, etc.
Besides, a lot of handicraft items such as TV case, wall clock case, many carved curios and showcase items are made by trained craftsmen on cottage industry level. In fact, coconut wood had been traditionally used for making roofing structure for village houses, farm houses, cattle sheds, fencing poles, tool handles, village bridges, rice pounding rod, etc. The villagers were using some conventional methods to treat the wood and that in roofing applications lasts over 50 to 60 years.