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Bamboo (Botanical: Phyllostachys pubescens)

Information to help you do fine woodworking with Bamboo - all products are listed at bottom
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Bamboo By The Numbers:

2.92
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
-18.44% lighter than red oak
1650
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
27.91% harder than red oak
0.62
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
-3.13% less dense than red oak

Bamboo Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Bamboo Wood Characteristics

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.
color of Bamboo

Color Range

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.
other names for Bamboo

Other Names

Bamboo, moso bamboo
uses for Bamboo

Some Typical Uses

Cutting boards, longboards, tables, stair treads, flooring, decorative interiors, veneer
the Bamboo tree

What's 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 Bamboo tree grows in China
map of where this wood grows

Bamboo Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$49.99 /piece

Buy Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x48 (Carbonized / Dark)

Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x48 (Carbonized / Dark)
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  • Each piece has 4 square feet ...
  • 3/4'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 11-1/2'' wide actual. Edges are smooth. ...
  • Select & Better. ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off for 5+ ...
$99.99 /piece

Buy Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x96 (Carbonized / Dark)

Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x96 (Carbonized / Dark)
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  • Each piece has 8 square feet ...
  • 3/4'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 11-1/2'' wide actual. Edges are smooth. ...
  • Select & Better. ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off for 5+ ...
$144.99 /ea.

Buy Dark Bamboo Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Dark Bamboo Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • One sheet has 32 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 48'' wide ...
  • Architectural grade paper back veneer is ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off for 5+ ...
$144.99 /ea.

Buy Light Bamboo Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Light Bamboo Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • One sheet has 32 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 48'' wide ...
  • Architectural grade paper back veneer is ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off for 5+ ...