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Archive for the ‘Building With Bamboo’ Category

Harvesting Bamboo Timber

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Choosing the correct bamboo canes to harvest for bamboo timber is one of the most important steps in any bamboo project.  A cane that is too young will dry to a much lighter weight and sometimes even shrivel a bit.  Canes less than a year, or even two, have little strength.  Canes that are too […]

Bamboo Flooring Bamboo Lumber

Monday, September 5th, 2011

A bamboo cane is hollow  causing confusion as to how they get bamboo “boards” for flooring and other manufactured bamboo products.  The most common type of bamboo lumber is made up of narrow strips of bamboo glued together under pressure into a laminated board.  Bamboo canes can easily be split in very long lengths  by […]

How to Split Bamboo

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Be carefull when splitting bamboo.  The sharp edges will cut easily and the fibers will give you splinters that are painful.  Use work gloves when splitting bamboo! You will need – Machete Mallet Gloves Bamboo Our machete is extemely dull.  You do not need or want a sharp edge.  The blunt edge will force the […]