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Project by lagunabamboo posted 05-02-2010 04:18 AM 3142 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just when you think your getting it right, someone points out that the top drawer and the second drawer were placed wrong. Thanks Keith (KOL woodworks) for seeing clearly. The good news is although I did this bathroom 3 years ago, the job is only miles away from the shop. The other good news is that Keith is now running production in my shop. Bamboo is sold in sheet goods now and is primarily laid up solid or 3 ply. To make the door faces, I cut the solid bamboo panels into strips and label them as I cut them. I offset them in order to create movement and a pattern. I have found that from 1- 4×8 sheet of solid bamboo, I can produce 83sg feet of a repeating pattern ( approx 1/16th in thickness ) If you look really close you can see that the pieces that stack over each other are actually the same piece of bamboo, thus creating a pattern rather than random selection. I usually cur my veneers 16” x 48” long and than lay them up as needed on top of the 3 ply bamboo panels.
For this I have found that urea resin glues work the best The edge detail is made on my router table by taking the 3/4 solid material and milling it to its final size (3/8” x 1 1/4”) The counter tops were made from the solid vertical grain bamboo and when the edges are sanded to 320 you get to see all the nice cell structure when the bamboo is finished. Enjoy

-- Laguna Bamboo





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#1 posted 05-02-2010 04:54 AM

Beautiful!

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#2 posted 05-02-2010 05:40 AM

Beautiful cabinetry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 05-02-2010 12:32 PM

Very Nice cab work….! I used to stomp around Dana Point… Passed out at Patsy’s many a nite…. Wish they had a bathroom that nice… Great job, and thanks for sharing!

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#4 posted 05-02-2010 05:23 PM

This bath is awesome!

-- All the tools in the world wont make you a good mechanic or craftsman... however it helps!

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#5 posted 05-02-2010 05:45 PM

I love it…very nice.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#6 posted 05-02-2010 08:56 PM

Looks like the counter top is bamboo too. If so what did you seal it with? Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 05-02-2010 09:06 PM

NEAT !!!

[Son of Laguna Beach mother ….]

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#8 posted 05-02-2010 09:46 PM

Very nice!

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#9 posted 05-03-2010 02:05 AM

that looks great…

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#10 posted 05-03-2010 03:26 AM

Very nice detail work! Looks fantastic!

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#11 posted 05-03-2010 03:30 AM

Oh nice, more pics!

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#12 posted 05-03-2010 03:08 PM

Awesome…if I’d seen this a few weeks ago, I probably wouldn’t be doing the bathroom cabinets in maple. Really classy look.

...I still have a kitchen to do…...

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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