One of the main advantages of using bamboo plywood over other types of plywood is the fact that bamboo is a rapidly renewable material, and it also happens to have a gorgeous finished look. Bamboo plywood is made from carefully harvested bamboo plants that are treated against termites and other pests. The process is finalized after 3 or more bamboo sheets are pressed together in a hydraulic press, with each sheet having its wood grain oriented at a 45 or 90 degree angle from the previous. Our plywood is made from pressing and laminating together multiple sheets of wood with the direction of the wood grain alternating with each sheet. The process gives the plywood strength and stability.
Bamboo is also a very versatile material, as unfinished plywood can have its natural color, or it can be carbonized or even stained. Whichever the case, with unfinished bamboo the installer can add a stain to match their desired design. Affordable and eco-friendly, bamboo plywood and building materials in general will continue to grow in popularity over the coming decades.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. While it's not as tall or thick as hardwood trees, bamboo plants make up for it in sheer growth rate. Moreover, due to its rapid renewability, abundance of resource, dimensional stability, and tensile properties, bamboo makes an ideal material for plywood.
Bamboo Countertops, Bamboo Cabinets, and Bamboo Furniture
The simple and clean look of finished bamboo has resulted in a trend towards all types of bamboo furniture and cabinetry. Leading designers around the world are now discovering the beautiful marbled grains and increased durability of strand woven bamboo as well. If you're a fan of wood furniture, you're going to love furniture made out of bamboo for its sleek design appearance. Any piece of furniture can be created using bamboo plywood and the final product will be aesthetically pleasing and better for the environment than real wood.
Across the world, bamboo plywood is used as wall paneling to create gorgeous interiors in all types of residential and commercial interior design, from hotels to spas to banks to restaurants to high end homes. It brings nature indoors and adds a clean feeling to any environment when used as a wall. It provides a classic and simple surface, it looks good, and it's durable.
If you're a music enthusiast, you might already know that plywood has been making its way into the musical instruments design. Basses, guitars, and even pianos have been made completely out of bamboo plywood. Many musicians prefer the acoustical qualities of bamboo as compared to wood. Strand woven bamboo plywood, due to its dense outer layers, is often used in the manufacturing of stereo containment furniture and shelving. Moreover, since bamboo grows much more rapidly than other woods, and is more abundant, the availability of bamboo is higher than that of other wood types, thus making musical instruments more affordable.
Sports & Leisure Equipment
As with the other examples in the list, sports equipment can also be a do-it-yourself job if you're using bamboo plywood. Especially useful for outside sports, you can build anything from basketball backboard panels, to bikes, and even boats. All you need is the right set of tools and a piece of paper with the design and dimensions of the final product.