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Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences

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Comparative Analysis of Wood Usage by Artists and Building Professionals: Defects and Preservations Volume 1 - Issue 4

Michael Abiodun Oyinloye, Afeez Babatunde Siyanbola* and Adeyemi Adedola Olayinka

  • Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria

Received: February 03, 2020   Published: February 14, 2020

Corresponding author: Afeez Babatunde Siyanbola, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria


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This paper is focused on exploring the usage of wood types in the field practice of artists and building professionals. The paper enunciated the different types of woods and specific uses in relation to the strength and toughness. The importance of wood in the three disciplines, was identified and the appropriate preservation techniques used in safeguarding these from deterioration and rottenness were highlighted. Study considered availability of wood structure and aesthetic values derived from them. Apa has 90% use in artistic work, while 30% in architecture and construction work respectively. Iroko has 60% usage in artistic work, architecture and construction work respectively. Omo has 30% usage in artistic works, and 90% in architecture and construction work respectively. The paper analyses wood types, characteristics, defect in wood and wooden objects and simple techniques of combating and preserving them. Generally, availability of wood in the environment enhances its versatility. Observation shows that agents of deterioration in wood can be controlled in order to prolong the lifespan of wood already in use by artists, architects and building engineers.

Keywords: Aesthetics; Defect Preservation; Construction

Abstract| Introduction| Wood Preservation| Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations| References|