The Bhutias are neat joiners, and their doors, windows and panelling are perfect in their way.
The native supply of wood for industrial purposes was exceedingly bad: there was no native wood long enough and straight enough to be used in joiners work or sculpture without fitting and patching: palm trees were abundant, and if the trees could be spared, their split stems could be used for roofing.
For joiners' work the drying of the wood is often hastened by stacking the timber in well-ventilated rooms kept at a temperature of from 80° to 150° F.
When the wood is required in a "dry" state for joiners' work, twice the length of time is given.
For joiners' work, however, it is well adapted, and glue adheres strongly to it, though nails do not hold well.