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

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4 (3)
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Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x48 (Carbonized / Dark)

$49.99 /piece

1-4 $49.99 /piece
5+ $44.99 /piece (10% off)
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Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x48 (Carbonized / Dark)

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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.

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About Bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens)

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 psi)
Density

0.62

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

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

map of where Bamboo tree grows
Bamboo is an exotic wood from China

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.
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.
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

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our article if you want the full explanation.

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

22
Ratings Snapshot
4.8
out of 5
5 (18)
4 (3)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.8
out of 5
5 (18)
4 (3)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
22 Total Reviews
March 17, 2018
5 out of 5
Bow making
Review by  Anonymous 
The work awesome
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 14, 2017
5 out of 5
Looking forward to trying this out
Review by  Bob Finn from Pleasant Hill, California
Nice looking board. I've never worked with bamboo boards before, and I'm looking forward to it.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 11, 2017
5 out of 5
Very pleased w/ these boards.
Review by  KY Mel from Central Kentucky
Very uniform lightish-dark color; very uniform laminate layers; density appears to be very consistent. All in all, I would have picked these three boards if I had been there in person. Also, it's very important to mention that WoodWorkersSource packaged these boards for shipment exceptionally well. There were no dents, gouges, or other imperfections when the boards arrived. Excellent job.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
September 5, 2017
5 out of 5
Beautiful
Review by  Jeremy from Summerville, SC
The quality of this bamboo exceeds every other place I have ever bought bamboo from.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
August 8, 2017
5 out of 5
looks good so far
Review by  Kirby from Delaware
It remains to be seen how this stuff performs as I go forward, but, out of the box, the boards are well done. Lamination is good, no voids, color is as uniform as you could hope for. I'm resawing these boards for guitar sets. I've seen some examples online and the finished wood can look very nice. I haven't had a chance to measure density or any mechanical properties. I'll update me comment if I get a chance.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
July 10, 2017
5 out of 5
Bamboo vanity
Review by  Mike from Charlotte, NC
I ordered a 1x12 piece of bamboo. It arrived faster than expected and the piece was in excellent condition. The bamboo cut very good and overall worked excellent for my project.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
22 Total Reviews
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