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Blog entry by harbortides2 posted 02-28-2011 08:48 PM 1547 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry if this is repetitive but I’m not sure my first posting went through. I’m a middle school teacher involved in developing the inner courtyard at my school into an Asian-inspired garden that will require structures like benches, planters, pergolas and a pagoda. I was hoping to use Cali lumboo for the benches but am hesitant since reading the bad report it got on this site. We want to use sustainable resources like lumboo. Does anyone know of an alternative to lumboo, or has anyone had a good experience with it?

-- harbortides2

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#1 posted 02-28-2011 10:43 PM

I have never heard of lumboo. What is it?

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 01:54 AM

Check out
They seem to carry all dimensional sizes of bamboo lumber, either as straight laminated, cross laminated, or pressure fused stranded panels and boards. Their stranded boards/panels are supposed to be void free. It looked to me that Cali-Lumboo stranded materials contain a lot of either small voids or resin pockets.

One of the Lumberjocks works for a bamboo lumber company, and has posted several bamboo lumber projects.

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 02:47 AM

Hey Doug, not sure if you are referencing EROCK or not, but he has some bamboo connections.

I aquired some bamboo plywood on CL for cheap, and it is pretty interesting stuff…......

harbortides2, I say you go with what feels right to you – ask a question, get 7 answers…...

Good luck.


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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