There are over 1600 species of bamboo...
Bamboo stools at the Green Village in Indonesia. www.ibuku.com
Bamboo Bench by the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Art Dept. www.calibamboo.com
Bamboo wash basin at Green Village in Indonesia. www.ibuku.com
Bamboo Dining Set at Green Village, Indonesia. greenvillagebali.com
Bamboo sliced vertically, at Green Village, Indonesia. www.greenvillagebali.com
Green School Classroom, 100% bamboo, even the blackboard is made from bamboo. www.ibuku.com
Bamboo table and chairs, Green Village, Bali. www.greenvillagebali.com
Bamboo table, Green Village, Bali. www.greenvillagebali.com
Bamboo Ladder - 25 Euros, www.made-in-deco.fr
Bamboo stools. www.homeinteriordesignthemes.com
The bamboo table base consists of bamboo poles in a variety of different sizes and colors held together by metal belts, which eliminate the need for any screw or glue. By Elena Goray and Christoph Tönges. www.elenagoray.wordpress.com
Bamboo Bench composed of 10 different types of bamboo from Colombia, China and Indonesia. Note the various colors and diameters of the bamboos. Just 4 belts of stainless steel are keeping the shape – no screws or glue. By Elena Goray and Christoph Tönges. www.elenagoray.wordpress.com
Bamboo bench using raw bamboo and cast aluminum. By Gal Ben-Arav. www.contemporist.com
Bamboo Bench. www.conbam.de
Bamboo chairs by Sebrae Tres Rios - Bambubrasileiro. www.bamboocraft.net
Bamboo Chair by Zuarq Builders, Colombia, South America. www.casasbambuzuarq.mex.tl
Bamboo Chair made of moso bamboo by Jeff dah-yue shi. Via: www.designboom.com
Bamboo Jefe Chairs, photo by Bob Cow: www.bambus.de
Bamboo Table made from moso bamboo, design: Ed van Engelen - Haans. www.moso-bamboo.com
Bamboo kitchen at Green Village, Indonesia. greenvillagebali.com
Bamboo Kitchen, Zuarq Builders, Colombia. www.zuarq.co
Bamboo rail, window surrounds and ceiling. Zuarq Builders, Colombia. www.bambucasascarolinazuarq.blogspot
Bamboo sofa and tables. Railings, floor and building are bamboo, too. Green Village, Indonesia. greenvillagebali.com
Bamboo railing (note bamboo cut-outs in between poles) by Carolina Zuluaga, www.bambucasascarolinazuarq.blogspot.com
Bamboo Buffet, 700 Euros. www.woodcraft.fr
Bamboo 4 Poster Bed - by Dusstilldaan Experience, Jamaica. www.flickr.com
Indonesian Bamboo Bicycle, more detailed pics: www.auctionflex.com
Green School, Indonesia's truck. www.greenschool.org
The BamGoo is a single-seat electric car sheathed in bamboo. The 60-kg ecologically friendly concept car was developed by Kyoto University and can run for 50 km (30 miles) on a charge. newshopper.sulekha.com
Bamboo stroller, watch those feet! www.bamboocraft.net
Bamboo bike rack. www.bamboocraft.net
Bamboo Tray by Michel Davo. www.bambus.de
Cut Bamboo Table Lamps. $105-$125. www.terrafurnishings.com
Bamboo Lamp by Innovo Xuan, www.lyring.com
Bamboo Seed Starter. www.calibamboo.com
Grown in west-central Alabama by retired Anglican Bishop, Edward Whatley who read an article which stated that those who practice the Shinto religion in Japan have a single piece of square bamboo in their prayer corner.
Research and reading led Bishop Whatley to discover that the Japanese pioneered the technique of squaring bamboo centuries ago, but they generally stopped making it in the 1920's. Nowhere online or in books could he find anyone who currently squares bamboo. Hence, he set out on a journey to form his own. A Japanese friend took an interest in his project and assisted Bishop Whatley in locating the formula.
So now Bishop Whatley "squares" his own bamboo. He has found that Giant Henon Gray and Vivax, of the 8 varieties he grows, work best, though he is also experimenting with black bamboo (P. nigra).
Last year he built and set out over 100 frames. This season he will set out some 200 or more frames, with each frame being used 2 or 3 times in the season. Bishop Whatley also makes Harajuku lights and "crooked hiking sticks". For inquiries: [email protected]
Biologists are saying that giant timber bamboo sequesters more carbon dioxide than any other plant...
Less than 30 days - good for eating
6-9 months for baskets
2-3 years for bamboo boards or laminations
3-6 years for construction
After 6 years bamboo gradually loses strength...
For long life, bamboo needs to have its starch content reduced. This is accomplished by first air drying, and then by soaking the poles in water for a few weeks. See: www.networkearth.org Spanish: www.bambubrasileiro.com