Strand bamboo cutting boards

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Project by EROCK posted 12-25-2010 07:56 AM 2246 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two cutting boards that I made for my step sisters. Made from Tiger Strand Woven bamboo with 4 coats of mineral oil/beeswax finish.

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 12-25-2010 10:43 AM

Those look very nice. May I ask what woven bamboo is? Is it a particular species of bamboo, or something different?

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#2 posted 12-25-2010 01:56 PM

I can’t say that I’ve ever seen bamboo like that. They’re beautiful!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#3 posted 12-25-2010 02:33 PM

Erik, that is very unique material, looks fantastic. Was this plywood or flooring or what?


-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 12-25-2010 08:53 PM

@Pawky Strand bamboo is made using crushed strips of bamboo. The strips are woven together and pressed together using resin and heat. Because of this process, the material is about 3 times harder than red oak. It makes a great material.

JL7- I used plywood on this one because the flooring we have is engineered with a birch substrate. The plywood has a regular bamboo core. I should have taken a picture of the endgrain on this one…it looks really awesome.

I’ll have to make some more of this style, as I got a really good response from the family. If I do, I’ll make sure I get some better pictures.

I think I gave a piece of this material to WoodArtbyJR last time he was up at my work. We’ll have to see what he can make out of it. Nothing short of amazing I would expect. Jim…

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 12-28-2010 06:30 AM

Very nice Eric. Can’t wait to get some more.
Just got back from my Christmas cruise and to be honest I haven’t done anything with that particular piece. As soon as I do I WILL post it. Now that vacation is over it is time to get back to work. Eric, I hope you and yours had a very nice holiday.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#6 posted 12-28-2010 07:23 AM

JIm, glad you had a good trip.

Thanks for the tip on the mineral oil/beeswax finish. It worked out great!

-- Eric, Seattle Washington - Sawdust Maker

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