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Now You Can Use Beautiful Bamboo in Woodworking! These solid boards of bamboo can be cut, routed, planed, sanded, stained and finished just like other hardwoods. And it's not just a good, durable and resilient material but also highly sustainable and offers a beautiful, unique appearance. Bamboo comes in uniform sizes 3/4" x 11-1/2" x 48" (actual) and is sold by the piece.
Finally, woodworkers can enjoy adding bamboo to their woodworking projects with these solid boards of real bamboo plywood. Bamboo is lauded as a highly sustainable natural product that's durable and resilient, making it fantastic in many fine woodworking projects. Cutting boards, table tops, shelves, and picture frames are just some of the many uses for bamboo.
Fast growing, bamboo is actually a tall grass not a tree. The grass shoots are processed into flat strips then laminated together to form the solid boards. The material we stock here is known as 1-ply, a full 3/4'' thick and laminated into 12'' wide boards.
Bamboo frequently comes in two color shades, light or dark. We carry the dark bamboo, also called carbonized bamboo or amber bamboo. Light bamboo is available by special order (please call or email) in both solid or veneer. Here is a comparison:
Thickness:3/4'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides
Widths:11-1/2'' wide actual. Edges are smooth.
Other Good things To Know
Quantity:Each piece has 4 square feet
Grade:Select & Better.. 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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Reviewer: H H (Lovington, NM)
Pretty good overall. Straight and flat. However the piece I received had cracked about 6" on one end. I worked around the separation and am well pleased with the results of my project. The piece I had left has cracked completely thru the length of wood now making it worthless for anything else. The wood did machine and finish beautifully after learning a couple of tricks.
Woodworkers Source Responds From time to time the bamboo boards in our inventory will split right on the lamination joint. So, fortunately it's dead straight. To fix them, we rip the board right on the split and re-glue it together. You should be able to do the same, but if not we're happy to help you out with a replacement. email@example.com
Excellent service, 11.22.2014
Reviewer: Mike (Henderson, Nevada)
The 2 boards I ordered arrived quickly, within a couple days! I am very happy with the condition of the boards(one had a small crunch on one edge, no problem) and how they were packaged. This is my first purchase from them and I am very happy. These Bamboo boards are very nice.
Holy cow, 4.19.2014
Reviewer: Judd Austin (Fallbrook, California)
Got an idea for a project and this was the only place I could find what I was looking for. Great product at a really good price and it got here so fast I thought there must have been a mistake!
Reviewer: MAM (, )
great, finishes smooth, my wife even said it was nice looking wood.
Bamboo Lumber, 9.10.2013
Reviewer: Neill (Parker, CO)
I have not used the product and not sure when I will, but I didn't want to delay my review any longer.
The service, packing and shipping were great.
The lumber is as close to perfect as it gets. Ordered 4 boards, all were straight with uniform grain patterns. The color is excellent. Actually felt good in the hand. One minor chip on one edge...had to say sometning.