Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x48 (Carbonized / Dark)
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.
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|Grade||Select & Better.|
|Quantity||4 square feet in each piece|
|5+||$44.99 /piece (10% off)|
Bamboo Wood, Solid Boards 1x12x48 (Carbonized / Dark)
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.
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About Bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens)
2.92lbs /Bd. Ft.
Ease of Finishing
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.
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 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.
Bamboo, moso bamboo
Cutting boards, longboards, tables, stair treads, flooring, decorative interiors, veneer
You have a lot of ways to buy this wood!
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
- Decide how much board footage you need
- Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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)|
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:
- Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
- Tell us what you want to acheive or make
- You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
- 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.
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