Interwood Forest Products

Bamboo (Phyllostachys, edulis)

Trade Names:  Bamboo

Origin:  Temperate Asia, East China

Range:  Bamboo has a vast range with over 1000 different species reported. To vast to report accurately in this article.

Uses:  Fishing poles, shelters, flooring, furniture, paneling, shades, etc.

Properties:  Botanically classified as a grass but has wood-like characteristics. A hard, strong elastic specie which splits easily. Having a natural straw-like color it can be carbonized by controlled heating and becomes caramel colored.

Machining:  Machines satisfactorily.

Seasoning:  Careful controlled drying should be done in order to avoid linear spliiting and achieving minor degrade.

A typical specimen for Bamboo (Phyllostachys, edulis)