Experience would suggest that the best lashing to use in the construction of the projects is not the traditional square lashing but rather the Norwegian lashing which is easier and quicker to tie than the traditional lashing. With the Norwegian lashing the sisal or lashing rope is halved and you are constantly pulling the strain against yourself which makes it easy to tighten and manage the construction of the lashing plus you finish it off with a reef knot or granny knot which ever is easiest. Once you master the technique it can be adapted to the other lashings - Tripod, Diagonal, Sheer.