Stickley #1063 in Bamboo Plywood

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Project by fritter63 posted 10-04-2012 03:20 AM 2123 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Executed in Strand Woven Bamboo Ply, finished in Formby’s Tung Oil. All joinery is Festool Domino’s (except drawer dovetails).

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#1 posted 10-04-2012 06:26 AM

I really love the bamboo, so where did you find that kind of thing?

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#2 posted 10-04-2012 10:13 AM

The bamboo is beautiful. Nice job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-04-2012 10:40 AM

Well done looks really nice. Top is interesting as well.

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#4 posted 10-04-2012 01:11 PM

Very very nicely done!

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#5 posted 10-04-2012 04:40 PM

The bamboo ply looks great and craftsmanship looks great too!

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#6 posted 10-04-2012 05:14 PM

I like the raw edge showing the ‘plyboo’ layup, it looks like an inlay. Nice touch.
I think this is the first Stickly reproduction I have ever seen in Bamboo Ply (plyboo).
Kudos to you for a well executed project.

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#7 posted 10-05-2012 01:32 AM

You did a great job on this. That stuff is no fun to work with. I made a trivet today from some tiger strand bamboo ply and I’m still trying to get all the tiny slivers out of my fingers! The woven strand product seems worse than the flooring in terms of slivers.(but it looks so cool,it’s worth a few slivers).

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#8 posted 10-12-2012 03:18 AM


If you search for “Bamboo Plywood”, you’ll find several places that will sell it to you, the trick is to buy lots to cut down on per sheet shipping charges. It is expensive though, $200/sheet IIRC.

What I did was to find a local green building supply store that also builds bamboo cabinets, and they let me piggyback my small order on top of one of theirs, that saved me a lot on shipping.

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