Using scraps from bamboo floor job

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Forum topic by mdj posted 10-24-2010 03:13 PM 1523 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-24-2010 03:13 PM

I am involved in a job that is installing some high grade bamboo flooring and i ahve already laid claim to the sctaps coming off the job. Has anyone tried reworking the joint for glueup panels with the bamboo flooring? I have played with a couple of pieces and the material seems to present some interedting challenges on the cross cut. I thinking of building a tool box from the material and just wondering if I need to worry about moisture absorbtion and rust. I experimented with a piece by putting a piece of end grain in a 5 gallon of bucket with 2 inches of water. the water was gone within 2 hours and i found only about 1/64” in swelling in the piece. Any info appreciated

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#1 posted 10-24-2010 04:24 PM

FWIW, I have used left over bamboo flooring for several projects, but I never tried to glue up a panel. My biggest bamboo project is the top on my workbench. Bamboo flooring makes a GREAT work bench top. You can see it in my workshop pictures. After more than a year of hard use, it is holding up very well.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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