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Bamboo Fencer
05-10-2012, 10:40 AM

What sustainability comes down to is the use of natural resources that replenish themselves quickly; resources that are sustainable, renewable, and that don't require generations to grow or form again. And that's the beauty of bamboo. It grows fast. Some species can grow 50 inches in a day.
The bamboo that goes into our fences is cut from groves about every three years, and after it's cut away, the plant is still alive, the root system is still intact, and it keeps on growing until the next harvest. When it's done right, harvesting is actually healthy for the plant.
A Cedar (probably the first material that comes to mind when you think about fences) takes upwards of forty years to grow to a size where it can be harvested, and when it's harvested, that's it. The tree is dead, the roots are dead, and it's another forty years until a new one grows. We've all heard about the ecological dangers of deforestation. It throws entire ecosystems off balance, reduces the earth's oxygen production, and gives rise to soil erosion and runoff. And these dangers are only the headings of their own lists of environmental consequences, as each come with with, well, more bad news.

There is no deforestation with bamboo. Unlike traditional lumber, the demand for bamboo is less than its growth rate, so using bamboo as a primary building material helps keep our forests where and as they are.

Strength & Splitting

Bamboo isn't wood. It's actually a grass that's just as strong as wood, if not stronger. In terms of tensile strength, it's actually even stronger than steel. It's lightweight, it's beautiful, and it comes in many varieties. Bamboo fibers contain silica, the substance associated with the glassy sturdiness of sand, which helps bamboo poles resist rot and termites.
Nearly all bamboo, especially poles of larger diameters (1 or greater), will split over time, but splitting doesn't mean the bamboo is weakening. Bamboo's hard and dense skin keep the poles strong and sturdy despite this splitting. When working with a raw organic building material like bamboo one has to accept (or embrace) these natural qualities. Splitting is simply the nature of the material. We assure you that it will not compromise the strength or lifespan of your fence. Many customers appreciate the natural appearance splitting brings. If you wish to minimize splitting, we recommend poles and products with poles that are 3/4 or less in diameter. Our wall covering will, of course, not split.

Our Fences

We specialize in bamboo fences and take care to offer the greatest variety of styles and sizes with the hope that our products will simplify your landscaping or design project with easy-to-install prefabricated products. Whether you're doing a large, custom installation, or just wiring a few lengths of our Bamboo Friendly Fence (http://www.bamboofencer.com/bamboo-friendly-fences) to an old chain-link one, we probably have a fence in the style, height, and diameter you're looking for. Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions.

06-07-2012, 05:14 AM
It is very strong and termite resistant.

07-25-2012, 05:20 AM
Bamboo is one of the important part of wooden materials. It can used for building a home and many other things. Various types of wooden bamboo available hear that can be an extremely beneficial in our home.

10-08-2012, 06:19 AM
Bamboo is one of the important part of wooden materials. It can used for building a home and many other things. Various types of wooden bamboo available hear that can be an extremely beneficial in our home.

I am truly agreed with you that, bamboo is a world well known wooden material for making attractive garden furniture. Most of the furniture maker likes to use this material for creating famous furniture pieces for their clients.

11-02-2012, 02:26 AM
Bamboo is more lightweight than hardwood, making it easier to transport and rearrange than heavy hardwood. Since bamboo furniture can be moved with ease, redecorating is a snap. If you have many of these pieces in your rooms, then you won't be as reluctant to rearrange your furniture from time to time.

11-06-2012, 03:42 AM
I know that Bamboo is the most important wooden material which has made some garden furnitures and some home stuffs. It is very lightweight than the hardwood. If anyone wants to more instruction about Bamboo, then can visit the totally bamboo site.

01-18-2013, 01:49 AM
Bamboo aside from being termite free is also suited for fences that you would like to have a zen effect.

09-05-2013, 03:08 AM
bamboo is a good source for green furniture material. it is sustainable and renewable and it's as strong as wood.

Christopher S.Mendez
01-27-2017, 12:44 AM
Thanks a lot for this informative post.

01-10-2018, 01:12 AM
as i know bamboo is common wooden items in the world. there was a lot of usage in the old days. but nowadays it little bit usable.