Building with bamboo?

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  1. Jarhead5811

    Jarhead5811 Rational Anarchist MSGO Supporter

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  2. Chicknman

    Chicknman Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I bought a couple of pistols at the last Natchez gun show from a vendor from somewhere in I believe south east MS. He was telling me that he was talking to a company that was trying to set up bamboo farms. I believe it was a British company. The bamboo would be harvested for building material. I went home and read up on it some. Fairly interesting. Yields were very high with short rotations. They were going to make things like flooring and furniture. Cut it into boards and things like that. Not use the whole cane like what you see huts in the jungle made out of on TV.
     
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  3. vr1967

    vr1967 Rooinek Amerikaanse

    In some of the Asian countries I have been in, I have seen them use bamboo to hold up forms full of concrete while building multi storied buildings, so I know it can be strong as heck.
    Always wanted to go look, but never was brave enough to go under one to look.

    Also, just a reminder, at least around my place, we kill a lot of rattlesnakes in the bamboo stands. Stay safe
     
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  4. Jarhead5811

    Jarhead5811 Rational Anarchist MSGO Supporter

    I’ve seen bamboo flooring and we have some bamboo cooking utensils.
     
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  5. Jarhead5811

    Jarhead5811 Rational Anarchist MSGO Supporter

    What made me really got to thinking about it was seeing multi-story bamboo scaffolding in Doctor Strange and I was wondering how the heck they managed that, I mean what techniques are involved.
     
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  6. Chicknman

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    I've seen on TV how they split it lengthwise and over lap the halves to make a roof. Pretty neat. Also I've always wanted to try and make a friction fire using bamboo.
     
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  7. bubbat

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    A bamboo cabin would be cool.
     
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  8. Chicknman

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    I'd say in winter it would be downright cold!
     
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  9. Jarhead5811

    Jarhead5811 Rational Anarchist MSGO Supporter

    I’m actually thinking about building a gazebo like thing around my fire pit.
     
  10. Jarhead5811

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    Kinda like Spanish tiles?
     
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  11. Chicknman

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    Yes. I was trying to think of a way to describe it. That's it.
     
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  12. Chicknman

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    I'm not breathing a word of this to my wife. She will have me out looking for bamboo.
     
  13. Xd357

    Xd357 Moderator Staff Member

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    My wife bought some sheets made out of bamboo.
     
  14. TwangBanger

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    When I worked at the Guitar Shed at Keesler AFB, we sold ukuleles made from bamboo.
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  15. Chicknman

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    You get any splinters in your junk?
     
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  16. Chicknman

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    I had a hammer with a handle made of glued together pieces of bamboo. It got lost just as fast as all my other hammers.
     
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  17. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Lol.....that's freaking funny!
     
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  18. Jarhead5811

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    :lol4::lol3::lol1::lol5::lol2:
     
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  19. Soonered

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    Don't try to make a fly rod...wrong kind of bamboo.
     
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  20. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Distinguished Poster

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    EXACTLY what I'm sitting here thinking!
     
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