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Project by woodworkerscott posted 1151 days ago 2300 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son said he wanted his dresser made out of Bamboo. Looked into the options to get Bamboo, which was few so I thought I would use Bamboo flooring. Thought I was onto something original, then found out later others had used bamboo flooring to make projects as well. Nonetheless, it was an interesting experience and fun. (there were some frustrating times, too. lol )
I incorporated solid surface material for the top drawer front, inlay for the top, and trim for the base.
In the pictures it is sitting on a dolly.
Finished with polyurethane and hand waxed.
Came out handsome IMO. Thanks for looking.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof





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newfie2

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#1 posted 1151 days ago

beautiful job your son will love it

-- Todd

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Derek

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#2 posted 1151 days ago

That looks great Bamboo is very beautiful, and your right lots of different things i do ran up on, like wiping out the blades on my planer. Live and learn, Beautiful work cant wait to see more.

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SPalm

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#3 posted 1150 days ago

That is very handsome. The composite adds a nice touch.

You done good on this one,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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woodworkerscott

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#4 posted 1149 days ago

Thanks for the kind words!

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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David Grimes

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#5 posted 1149 days ago

Very impressive. I had tried to see if much was being done with flooring as a furniture (or other) woodworking material, so I am glad to see that you did this AND how nicely it worked out.

I have only used bamboo flooring for my workshop table top and love it.

As soon as I get my Ridgid jointer/planer, flooring walnut and maple, re-claim heart pine, and local cypress and pecan are gonna be on my palette. I am tired of birch plywood, oak and pine.

Nice touch with the solid surface, too. Contrast is good.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Riick

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#6 posted 1148 days ago

Awesome. This is the best bamboo project I have seen. Flooring? Interesting idea.
Another great one, Scott. Thanks for posting.

-- -- I've Been Reading So Much About The Bad Effects Of Smoking, Drinking & Sex, That I've Decided To Give Up Reading.

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