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Forum topic by Jerry Spencer posted 03-31-2017 03:42 PM 499 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jerry Spencer

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03-31-2017 03:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bamboo question

I’m in the planning stages of make a Barley Harvest Grandfather Adirondack Chair. I just saw that Menard’s have 1X6X12’ Bamboo decking for $.99/linear ft. My question is this viable wood to use for outdoor furniture? Can it be glued, sanded, and stained? Or should I spring for Cedar which is $.55/linear ft. more?

-- Jerry - Ohio


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recycle1943

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#1 posted 03-31-2017 06:47 PM

wish I could help ya – but I haven’t a clue how bamboo acts/reacts to weather
Bamboo would be really cool but – – -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 04-02-2017 02:51 AM

I saw the Menards ad too and wondered the same thing. I’m thinking at $2/bd ft, its worth trying it on a project.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#3 posted 04-02-2017 03:12 AM

http://www.decksgo.com/bamboo-decking.html

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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#4 posted 04-02-2017 04:48 AM

If you have time you may wish to review the pros and cons in the online wood data base.

http://www.wood-database.com/bamboo/

-- Wuddoc

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