ALTERNATIVE WOOD SPECIES FOR PLAYGROUNDS WOOD FROM FRUIT TREES


KUŞ ŞAHİN C. , ONAY B.

WOOD RESEARCH, cilt.65, ss.149-160, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 65 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: WOOD RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.149-160

Özet

A number of orchard woods have been investigated for suitability in the playgrounds, in the view of responders. In this sense, photos were taken of the specially prepared samples as stimuli, and there were three different groups of respondents. It was observed that the participants were effective in terms of age grouping and material preferences. For group A and C, majority of the participants preferred wooden elements for playground material. However, the majority of participants in group B (50.5%) preferred plastic elements, followed by wooden (31.5%), and then metal (18.0%). Moreover, it was seen that the most significant factors for selection of material for a playground should be safety for both Group A (79%), and C (76.5%), whereas it was aesthetic appearance, for group B (71%). Similar results were found for color properties of wood - the majority of participants of all three groups preferred light colored wooden elements in playgrounds. The results for the aesthetic preferences of wood species judged one-by-one and judged together received similar results. The preference scores for fig wood (Figus arnica) is significantly higher than for other wood species, while "wood color" and "aesthetic appearance" are reliable positive predictors to aesthetic preferences.