How to Build with Bamboo: 19 Projects You Can Do at Home
Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2004 - House & Home - 94 pages
Bamboo is "green gold" of the future, with 60,000 species throughout the world, and literally millions of uses. No other plant seems to have as many possibilities; it is used for food, construction material, fuel, flooring, decoration, furniture, and more. Today, bamboo is charging into the western mainstream, and exploding in popularity. How-To Build with Bamboo: 30 Projects includes step-by-step illustrations on building your own bamboo items, with 30 unique projects including a plant holder, picture frame, porch swing, candle holder, privacy panel, lampshade, chest of bins, luggage rack, and much more!
With a section on the history, philosophy, and environmental advantages of bamboo, plus tips on finding bamboo locally and growing your own, How-To Build with Bamboo: 30 Projects is an incredible resource on a major modern renewable resource.
Joseph Scheer has been designing, producing, and marketing his bamboo creations for almost twenty years. With a thorough background in science, he has been a teacher, researcher, technician, and inventor, as well as a builder, contractor, sailor, and artist. He has built, furnished, and now markets a bamboo-appointed vacation home in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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I am obsessed with bamboo and love this book!User Review - Llewellen S. - Overstock.com
Great ideas for fun projects and simple directions! i love the idea of using such an easily renewable plant to create all kinds of wonderful things! Read full review
How to Build with BambooUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
To most North Americans, bamboo is a fairly exotic material, but in many parts of the world it is common. Surprisingly, many varieties can be successfully grown in temperate climates, while others are ... Read full review