Finally, woodworkers can enjoy adding bamboo to their woodworking projects with real bamboo veneer. Bamboo is lauded as a highly sustainable natural product that's durable and resilient, making it fantastic in many fine woodworking projects. The veneer is just as strong and offers you a way to make attractive panels for desk tops, tables, cabinets, cabinet doors, and so on.
Bamboo veneer comes in two shades, dark/amber or light/natural. Here's a comparison. Both are available.
Thickness:Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows the thin wood to bend and flex without splitting or breaking. (Wood is sanded to 220 grit)
Lengths:96'' (8 feet), whole-piece slices make the length (no splicing)
Other Good things To Know
Quantity:One sheet has 32 square feet
Grade:Architectural grade paper back veneer is cut from the cleanest and most attractive logs; all sheets are sanded smooth to 220 grit. See our page about Hardwood Grading for some details about common lumber grades and their definitions.
What's the wood like?
Since the shoots are only a few inches in diameter, bamboo is cut and laminated into solid boards or sheets. The wood is approximately as hard or harder than red oak.
How's the color?
Natural bamboo that's formed into a wood product is pale yellow in color. Bamboo manufacturers also add color to the material to make product with different shade choices from darker brown to dark red.
Does it go by other names?
Bamboo, moso bamboo
What could I use it for?
Cutting boards, longboards, tables, stair treads, flooring, decorative interiors, veneer
What is the tree like?
The fastest growing "tree" on earth, bamboo is actually a grass with wood characteristics. Grows in shoots up to 90 feet tall, but just a few inches in diameter. Harvesting bamboo does not require replanting. Regeneration occurs from the existing root structure which helps prevent soil erosion.
The tree grows in
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