COLOR / GRAIN VARIATION

Low/Medium

HARDNESS

bamboo hardness scale

 

COLOR

Typical : Light Brown, Medium Brown
New Color : Caramelized Even medium brown
Aged Color : No Significant Change

SPECIES BACKGROUND

Bamboo is a group of perennial evergreens in the true grass family Poaceae, but it varies in height from dwarf, one foot (30 cm) plants to giant timber bamboos that can grow to over 100 feet (30 m). Bamboos are further classified by the types of roots they have. Some, called runners, spread exuberantly, and others are classified as clumpers, which slowly expand from the original planting. There are also varieties of root systems that are a mixture of these types. Generally, the tropical bamboos tend to be clumpers and the temperate bamboos tend to be runners

WHERE IT GROWS

In nearly all of Asia, in South, North and Central America, in Africa, on the Indian Subcontinent, across the great Pacific islands and the lesser volcanic specks, in Australia and New Zealand, once some of Europe and across the steppes underlying the Urals, wherever there is minimal water to sustain bamboo, as little as 20 inches of rainfall for some varieties in some climates, from sea level to many thousands of feet in altitude. From tropical to temperate conditions, bamboo thrives.

RELATIVE ABUNDANCE

It’s everywhere!

AVAILABILITY

Excellent

ORIGIN

China

DESCRIPTION

Bamboo varies greatly depending on the type and source. It is almost exclusively available in a sheet/plywood form.

DID YOU KNOW ?

Pandas first choice of food is bamboo. Bamboo is commonly used for reinforcing bar (“rebar”) in concrete in China. Some species of bamboo are capable of growing over 36″ in one day.