The Challenges of Wood as a Play and Playground Material
AbstractThis paper explores the modern uses of wood as a play and playground material. Wood as a natural material which has both the physical and aesthetic values, workability, environmental sustainability, flexibility of space arrangement, dry construction, industrial production and comparative cost effectiveness are discussed in this work. Wood has a high strength to weight ratio making it an attractive framing material. Some species are highly resistant to rot, corrosion and marine damage. there is no doubt of other potentials for the uses of wood in development, an example of which is in the tourist industry. Playground can be significant for social, cultural and tourist programmes, and wood can be a useful material for building plays and playground which give challenges in physical capabilities, improved mental image and the moral and psychological behaviour of people. Techniques of using wood as playground materials for the children in Nigeria are discovered.
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