Bamboo » Phyllostachys pubescens

Why Bamboo?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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
Weight

2.92

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-18.44% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1650

Janka Rating (?)
27.91% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.62

Specific Gravity (?)
-3.13% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Bamboo:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak


Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x48 (Carbonized / Dark)
Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x48 (Carbonized / Dark)
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4.75
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 11-1/2'' wide actual. Edges are smooth.
  • Quantity: Each piece has 4 square feet

$49.99 /piece

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Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x96 (Carbonized / Dark)
Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x96 (Carbonized / Dark)
1
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 11-1/2'' wide actual. Edges are smooth.
  • Quantity: Each piece has 8 square feet

$99.99 /piece

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Dark Bamboo Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
Dark Bamboo Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • Width: 48'' wide
  • Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet

$96.99 /ea.

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Light Bamboo Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
Light Bamboo Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
(Not Yet Rated)
  • Width: 48'' wide
  • Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet

$96.99 /ea.

+ Volume Discounts