As sweet as it gets - Backlit endgrain bamboo cabinets

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After 2 years of making bamboo tables, chairs, interior doors and various other products, I decided I needed to bring a product line to the market place. I couldn’t keep on refinancing my home so I could make art in the shop. These pictures are all of the same cabinets. The one taken at night has a 35 watt low voltage flood inside. The picture that has an orange tone, is the end grain bamboo shown with natural light coming through my store front window. The next 2 pictures show the same cabinet turned around with the natural sun light hitting the front. The close up shows not only the bamboo, but the shadow from the sign on the window. The last image expressed my strong love for bamboo and is kept in my marketing tool bag. Enjoy
Richard – Laguna Bamboo

-- Laguna Bamboo

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#1 posted 1529 days ago

that looks simply stunning

keep up the good work


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#2 posted 1529 days ago

Your work continues to amaze me.

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#3 posted 1529 days ago

How thick is the endgrain bamboo?

-- Gerry,

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#4 posted 1529 days ago

Yup, that is sweet.

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#5 posted 1529 days ago

congratulations and good luck!

-- Kate,

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#6 posted 1529 days ago

Very sensuous and elegant design. I hope you do well with this, as it’s a beautiful concept and product and quite original too.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 1529 days ago

Boy if that won’t sell, nothing will !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#8 posted 1529 days ago

I’m also curious about the thickness here? This could very well be a secret you don’t care to share with us, but I’m wondering if you’ve sandwiched something in between to give it a bit more rigidity and strength, like plexiglass?

Or maybe it is all bamboo that is wafer thin? If that is the case, I’m wondering what happens if somebody bumps into it, or hits it with a broom handle, or a kid tosses a toy at it? But I’m sure you’ve thought of all this already. I’m just sitting here going, “Wow!” and trying to figure it out. Again, though, I’m sure this is your secret.

I am very impressed with this product and concept, both unique. It’s like frosted glass/acid etched cabinet doors, only with the beauty of wood!

Well done and I sincerely hope you do well with this (as I’m sure you will).

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 1529 days ago

Well done and great colors!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 1529 days ago

As a woodworker and a lighting designer, I am very impressed.

-- Chris

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#11 posted 1529 days ago

Jonathan – 1/16th plus and it needs to be respected for what it is. It would probabvly reflect a wiffle ball (if they still make those ) I am currently doing a project where we might be doing the back of the kitchen pennisula and the back of a bar that will be backlit thru the end grain bamboo. They are big fixed panels and I will probably back the bamboo with 1/4 tempered glass. Richard – Laguna Bamboo

-- Laguna Bamboo

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#12 posted 1529 days ago

That is very impressive (and fragile?)! I was concerned about this beauty being broken, but I suppose people are aware of the fragility of the product, and probably people with kids, etc. wouldn’t be the ones buying this product.

Again, WOW. Stunning!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#13 posted 1529 days ago

Hey Richard
A unique and wonderful build

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1529 days ago

looks good

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#15 posted 1529 days ago

Absolutely Gorgeous! Extraordinary and stunningly beautiful!

-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.

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