There are engineering shops producing railway stock and motors, jute spinning and weaving mills, and match and joinery works.
In and near the town are factories for wood-pulp, paper, cotton and joinery; and at Fevig, 8 m.
The chief timber of indigenous growth is padouk (Pterocarpus dalbergioides) used for buildings, boats, furniture, fine joinery and all purposes to which teak, mahogany, hickory, oak and ash are applied.
Virginiana) are both much used in joinery and in the manufacture of pencils; though other woods are now superseding them for pencil-making.
The architect of private dwellings attached more importance to satin-surfaced boards and careful joinery than to any appearance of strength or solidity.