Latillas are used for patios, ramadas, fences, doors, windows, and today is regularly used for a southwestern look. I have them in my house on the headboard of a bed and in several chairs and benches. I also used them to make a ping-pong ramada.
Even though the Saguaro ribs are very strong, the tall cactus also provides a home to many birds who make holes through the wood. Birds that live in the Saguaro are Gila Woodpeckers, Gilded Flickers, Cactus Wrens, and more. The Saguaro provides food to animals and people, provides a home for wildlife, and its strong wood ribs are used as construction materials.
One caution though, many critters live in dead Saguaros. Once I found a dead Saguaro and wanted to take it home to make something so when we started to move it, we learned the hard way about how many critters there were. The small rodents and others did not alarm me, but the scorpion with the many baby scorpions on her back that went scrambling everywhere, including on my pant leg. I did not get stung but was screaming. I can handle snakes anytime, but I hate scorpions.