Carved Deodar House Door
Paola's carved deodar front door, very lucky (and very beautiful). Deodar wood is difficult to carve, requiring strength & concentration, once carved it is durable & rot-resistant.
Many houses in the Kullu Valley have deodar wood in them, but much less these days as it is now illegal to fell deodar tress & houses tend not to use the wood to much.
See Deodar as Construction Material
For environmental impacts to 1947 see Commercialisation of Forests
For some religious & spiritual information see Flowering Trees of India & search on Deodar.
"The stately deodars with their smoke-like planes and spire-like crowns are really the monarchs of the forests. They are, in fact, aristocrats of the Himalayan forests, nurtured by the golden breasts of the daughter of Himachal."