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Wattle Fence
 
Since Neolithic times we have fenced our sheep and vegetables in this easy to make (albeit time consuming) wooden fence.
Earth Sheltered
 
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Modern Underground
 
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
Pit Greenhouses
 
For those in northern, high altitude or windy climates who wish to grow their food year round. Take advantage of the insulating properties of the Earth.
Stacking Firewood
 
Ingenious ways to stack firewood.
Rocket Mass Heaters
 
The rocket mass heater works on similar properties as a masonry heater. A fast, high heat and oxygen-fed fire burn up the volatile gases and particulates, leaving very little pollution, and turn almost every ounce of wood fuel into energy.
Masonry Wood Cookstoves
 
Masonry heaters can incorporate cook stoves. And cook stoves can act as masonry heaters for small homes.
Masonry Heaters with Ovens
 
Bake ovens can be either white (the fire is in another box, usually below the oven) or black (the fire is in the same compartment as the food being cooked).
Masonry Heaters
 
Heat, not pollution. The cleanest burning wood stoves have been around for centuries, yet have taken a backseat to metal wood stoves and other polluting energy sources for far too long. Time for a revival!
Indoor Pizza Ovens
 
If you live in a cool climate, you might as well investigate adding a masonry heater along side your pizza oven. Or at least understanding them so that you might take advantage of exhaust heat.
River Rock Fireplaces
 
Although lots of mass and beautiful, most heat goes straight up the flue. Build a conventional fireplace for beauty alone, build a masonry fireplace for heat.
Container Homes
 
Somewhere around 30 million steel shipping containers exist today. 8 feet wide by 8.5 feet high, and either 20 or 40 feet long, they have been the globally standardized transportation module since 1956.
Insect Hotels
 
Call them bug condos, insect hotels, insect habitats, wildlife stacks, insect boxes, insect houses, insect walls, wild bee walls, insect accommodation, wild bee houses, solitary bee walls or wild bienenhaus. Wildlife habitat is rapidly disappearing. Building beneficial insects a special habitat will help your garden and the bugs.
Outdoor Earth Ovens
 
Examples of pure cob and adobe, and refractory castable cement over bricks.
Outdoor Brick Ovens
 
Recycle some old bricks...into an oven.
Outdoor Masonry Ovens
 
Build an outdoor oven with local stone and DIY skills for a few hundred dollars. Or, buy an oven kit and have it veneered for a few thousand.
Living Willow Hedges
 
Willow cuttings called 'withies' easily root in either water or moist soil. Plant in late winter and come July you'll have a privacy screen.
Hedge Laying
 
Over two thousand years older than chain link.
Greenhouses from Old Windows and Doors
 
Replacing your old windows or windowed doors with more energy efficient ones? Here's a project to repurpose those old windows.
Stone Furniture
 
No more plastic! Or vinyl, or PVC! Looks great as a weight loss program as well. First, the perspiration created while moving the stones into place, and certainly one would not become lazy and lounge around for too long on any of these pieces of furniture.
 
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Bamboo Furniture
There are over 1600 species of bamboo...



bamboo furniture
Bamboo stools at the Green Village in Indonesia. www.ibuku.com




bamboo furniture
Bamboo Bench by the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Art Dept. www.calibamboo.com




bamboo furniture
Bamboo wash basin at Green Village in Indonesia. www.ibuku.com




bamboo furniture
Bamboo Dining Set at Green Village, Indonesia. greenvillagebali.com




bamboo furniture
Bamboo sliced vertically, at Green Village, Indonesia. www.greenvillagebali.com




bamboo furniture
Green School Classroom, 100% bamboo, even the blackboard is made from bamboo. www.ibuku.com



bamboo furniture
Bamboo table and chairs, Green Village, Bali. www.greenvillagebali.com




bamboo furniture
Bamboo table, Green Village, Bali. www.greenvillagebali.com




bamboo ladder
Bamboo Ladder - 25 Euros, www.made-in-deco.fr




bamboo furniture
Bamboo stools. www.homeinteriordesignthemes.com




bamboo furniture
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 furniture
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 furniture
Bamboo bench using raw bamboo and cast aluminum. By Gal Ben-Arav. www.contemporist.com




bamboo furniture
Bamboo Bench. www.conbam.de




bamboo furniture
Bamboo chairs by Sebrae Tres Rios - Bambubrasileiro. www.bamboocraft.net




bamboo furniture




bamboo chair
Bamboo Chair by Zuarq Builders, Colombia, South America. www.casasbambuzuarq.mex.tl




bamboo furniture
Bamboo Chair made of moso bamboo by Jeff dah-yue shi. Via: www.designboom.com




bamboo furniture
Bamboo Jefe Chairs, photo by Bob Cow: www.bambus.de




bamboo table
Bamboo Table made from moso bamboo, design: Ed van Engelen - Haans. www.moso-bamboo.com




bamboo furniture
Bamboo kitchen at Green Village, Indonesia. greenvillagebali.com




bamboo furniture
Bamboo Kitchen, Zuarq Builders, Colombia. www.zuarq.co




bamboo furniture
Bamboo rail, window surrounds and ceiling. Zuarq Builders, Colombia. www.bambucasascarolinazuarq.blogspot



bamboo furniture
Bamboo sofa and tables. Railings, floor and building are bamboo, too. Green Village, Indonesia. greenvillagebali.com



bamboo railing
Bamboo railing (note bamboo cut-outs in between poles) by Carolina Zuluaga, www.bambucasascarolinazuarq.blogspot.com




bamboo furniture
Bamboo Buffet, 700 Euros. www.woodcraft.fr




bamboo furniture
Bamboo 4 Poster Bed - by Dusstilldaan Experience, Jamaica. www.flickr.com




bamboo bike
Indonesian Bamboo Bicycle, more detailed pics: www.auctionflex.com



bamboo car
Green School, Indonesia's truck. www.greenschool.org



bamboo car
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
Bamboo stroller, watch those feet! www.bamboocraft.net



bamboo bike
Bamboo bike rack. www.bamboocraft.net




bamboo furniture
Bamboo Tray by Michel Davo. www.bambus.de




bamboo lamp
Cut Bamboo Table Lamps. $105-$125. www.terrafurnishings.com




bamboo lamp
Bamboo Lamp by Innovo Xuan, www.lyring.com




bamboo planter
Bamboo Seed Starter. www.calibamboo.com


squared bamboo

Square Bamboo.

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]


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Biologists are saying that giant timber bamboo sequesters more carbon dioxide than any other plant...


Bamboo's Age:

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...
See:
www.networkearth.org

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

 


Resources:

Forums: www.bamboocraft.net


Readymade Bamboo Furniture:

NW U.S.: www.mastergardenproducts.com (nice chairs)
In France, www.made-in-deco.fr
In France: www.woodcraft.fr

 

 

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royalhus
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about our furnitures
Reply #16 on : Fri July 18, 2014, 18:53:27
We are from China, we like your furnitures. We also do the chinese furniture and shipping. our web-site www.easterncurio.com we are hoping to do business with you!
BAMBUEY
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Furniture
Reply #15 on : Mon May 26, 2014, 18:18:01
Que linda colección de fotos!
Keiren
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squaring bamboo
Reply #14 on : Fri March 07, 2014, 10:05:11
Hi Edward, I get it you are growing bamboo with square blocks around it. Interesting! Please send info. Thx!
Edward Whatley
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Re: Bamboo Furniture
Reply #13 on : Thu March 06, 2014, 20:46:00
I really enjoyed this site. Beautiful furniture. I have just completes squaring bamboo with good results here in Alabama. I will set my frames again soon for this year's crop. I notice you have none posted.
sujith
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Reply #12 on : Thu February 20, 2014, 05:13:35
Beautiful :)
AJ Undikan
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Re: Bamboo Furniture
Reply #11 on : Sat February 08, 2014, 04:54:42
Simply a capital wow for me!! incredibly beautiful and so comfortable in the eyes . I salute all those creative minds behind these designs.
CherrieHub
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Bamboo Chairs
Reply #10 on : Wed January 08, 2014, 04:03:54
WOW!!! What an incredible designs, the bamboo chairs in particular blew me away, and the whole bamboo kitchen in Indonesia... I love Bamboo, anything, from bamboo lounge chairs to coffee tables. Bamboo also fits into the beach theme interior design, rustic look etc. etc. But it's also good for the 1960s hippie look, like these lounge bamboo chairs:
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301059948410?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

which would look amazing with white & orange bold graphic print cushions, what a statement addition to your room!
maneet kaur
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bamboo furniture
Reply #9 on : Sat November 02, 2013, 12:35:07
amazing work! will like to know updates
henok birhanu
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I have a skill (am working on bamboo)
Reply #8 on : Tue July 16, 2013, 09:59:49
this is very different. you gays have than any one unique idea. so Kipp it up. you can joni me on FB page. [email protected]
Matthias
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Gazebo
Reply #7 on : Fri May 10, 2013, 16:21:56
I am Interested in the bamboo gazebo France but the website is not actual. Can I get an information where I can order it ?
Vasu Ritu Primlani
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YOU ARE BRILLIANT!
Reply #6 on : Fri April 05, 2013, 11:43:40
Just BLOODY brilliant! I LOVE you all!
Leta Rocha
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Houston furniture outlet
Reply #5 on : Mon April 01, 2013, 08:04:07
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article and picture. I love the products made of bamboo.
Paul
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compliments
Reply #4 on : Thu March 14, 2013, 17:26:44
That is beautiful.
Nona297
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Link for each manufacturer
Reply #3 on : Wed December 12, 2012, 08:55:29
Hi, Please contact the makers/manufacturers of the pieces you wish to inquire about. See the link after each image. Thank you.
William Asante
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Bamboo articles
Reply #2 on : Tue December 11, 2012, 16:24:46
I am Ghanaian.have been inspired by your bamboo furniture and room deco. Please.is there a way I can share with you the idea of making some of these articles? or if any one is prepared to invest in Ghana Bamboo furniture company?
Jacob Potsane
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Bamboo furnisher and other uses
Reply #1 on : Fri December 07, 2012, 08:50:05
I am highly impressed by bamboo products on your website. I am in South Africa and like to find out if plans for the furniture are available or is there copy right on them. Bamboo growing is just starting in South Africa and I am interested in using the product for making furniture.
Building Blog Additional Posts
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Wattle Fence
 
Since Neolithic times we have fenced our sheep and vegetables in this easy to make (albeit time consuming) wooden fence.
Earth Sheltered
 
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Modern Underground
 
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
Pit Greenhouses
 
For those in northern, high altitude or windy climates who wish to grow their food year round. Take advantage of the insulating properties of the Earth.
Stacking Firewood
 
Ingenious ways to stack firewood.
Rocket Mass Heaters
 
The rocket mass heater works on similar properties as a masonry heater. A fast, high heat and oxygen-fed fire burn up the volatile gases and particulates, leaving very little pollution, and turn almost every ounce of wood fuel into energy.
Masonry Wood Cookstoves
 
Masonry heaters can incorporate cook stoves. And cook stoves can act as masonry heaters for small homes.
Masonry Heaters with Ovens
 
Bake ovens can be either white (the fire is in another box, usually below the oven) or black (the fire is in the same compartment as the food being cooked).
Masonry Heaters
 
Heat, not pollution. The cleanest burning wood stoves have been around for centuries, yet have taken a backseat to metal wood stoves and other polluting energy sources for far too long. Time for a revival!
Indoor Pizza Ovens
 
If you live in a cool climate, you might as well investigate adding a masonry heater along side your pizza oven. Or at least understanding them so that you might take advantage of exhaust heat.
River Rock Fireplaces
 
Although lots of mass and beautiful, most heat goes straight up the flue. Build a conventional fireplace for beauty alone, build a masonry fireplace for heat.
Container Homes
 
Somewhere around 30 million steel shipping containers exist today. 8 feet wide by 8.5 feet high, and either 20 or 40 feet long, they have been the globally standardized transportation module since 1956.
Insect Hotels
 
Call them bug condos, insect hotels, insect habitats, wildlife stacks, insect boxes, insect houses, insect walls, wild bee walls, insect accommodation, wild bee houses, solitary bee walls or wild bienenhaus. Wildlife habitat is rapidly disappearing. Building beneficial insects a special habitat will help your garden and the bugs.
Outdoor Earth Ovens
 
Examples of pure cob and adobe, and refractory castable cement over bricks.
Outdoor Brick Ovens
 
Recycle some old bricks...into an oven.
Outdoor Masonry Ovens
 
Build an outdoor oven with local stone and DIY skills for a few hundred dollars. Or, buy an oven kit and have it veneered for a few thousand.
Living Willow Hedges
 
Willow cuttings called 'withies' easily root in either water or moist soil. Plant in late winter and come July you'll have a privacy screen.
Hedge Laying
 
Over two thousand years older than chain link.
Greenhouses from Old Windows and Doors
 
Replacing your old windows or windowed doors with more energy efficient ones? Here's a project to repurpose those old windows.
Stone Furniture
 
No more plastic! Or vinyl, or PVC! Looks great as a weight loss program as well. First, the perspiration created while moving the stones into place, and certainly one would not become lazy and lounge around for too long on any of these pieces of furniture.
 
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