How to Build With Bamboo

How to Build With Bamboo : 20 Projects You Can Do at Home

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Bamboo is "green gold" of the future, with 60,000 species throughout the world, and literally millions of uses. No other plant seems to have as many possibilities; it is used for food, construction material, fuel, flooring, decoration, furniture, and more. Today, bamboo is charging into the western mainstream, and exploding in popularity. How-To Build with Bamboo: 30 Projects includes step-by-step illustrations on building your own bamboo items, with 30 unique projects including a plant holder, picture frame, porch swing, candle holder, privacy panel, lampshade, chest of bins, luggage rack, and much more! With a section on the history, philosophy, and environmental advantages of bamboo, plus tips on finding bamboo locally and growing your own, How-To Build with Bamboo: 30 Projects is an incredible resource on a major modern renewable resource. Joseph Scheer has been designing, producing, and marketing his bamboo creations for almost twenty years. With a thorough background in science, he has been a teacher, researcher, technician, and inventor, as well as a builder, contractor, sailor, and artist. He has built, furnished, and now markets a bamboo-appointed vacation home in Rincon, Puerto Rico.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 202 x 226 x 14mm | 399.17g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 1586852205
  • 9781586852207
  • 695,463

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Bamboo will surprise and delight you with its many uses. Easy-to-create projects include: Fountain Burmese ball Porch swing Jewelry box Outdoor fence Once hard to find, bamboo is now readily available at local home and gardening centers.show more

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Filled with terrific gift-giving ideas, one-day projects to do with children, and practical home improvement projects, How to Build with Bamboo welcomes you to the wonderful world of bamboo. Each page shows you how you can bring this ancient plant, with a long tradition as a building material, into your own home. Make a lamp, chest of drawers, or even a candleholder and jewelry box. Bamboo is just as versatile outside the house as it is inside the house. Building a fence, creating a waterwheel, and designing your own garden gate are fun outdoor projects with bamboo. Getting started is a snap-the book's simple color reference coding allows you to pick a project from easy to advanced. Tools and materials needed are clearly noted before you even begin, and diagrams with easy step-by-step directions make crafting simple. How to Build with Bamboo will delight the imagination and intrigue the mind.show more

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