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JeffP

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12-30-2014 11:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood bamboo design

I just ran across this wild looking coffee table design. It is more about geometry and steel cable suspension, but I was interested in the wood that was used:
http://www.core77.com/blog/furniture_design/robby_cuthberts_furniture_designs_suspending_disbelief_28090.asp

They mentioned in passing that it was made from “plyboo”, which I’m guessing is a portmanteau of plywood and bamboo.

I have noticed lots of flooring choices showing up made from bamboo, but until now had not actually considered that anyone would be making furniture with it. (beyond ratan and old-style “bamboo furniture” where nature’s original bamboo shapes are used)

Have any of you worked with it in your shop? I would love to know more about how it is to work with and what form-factors it is available in.

-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.


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pjones46

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#1 posted 12-31-2014 12:58 AM

Wish I had a pro CNC router , wish I had a pro CNC router. Incrdable designs and well thought out.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 12-31-2014 01:11 AM

I have done several projects using bamboo ply (see my projects)

It is VERY expensive.
It is VERY heavy.
It is HARD and splintery.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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JeffP

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#3 posted 12-31-2014 02:07 AM

Thanks gfadvm. Awesome projects!


I have done several projects using bamboo ply (see my projects) It is VERY expensive. It is VERY heavy. It is HARD and splintery.

- gfadvm


-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.

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#4 posted 12-31-2014 10:07 PM

That table is awesome. I just wonder how you tune it.
Gerald

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