It has come a long way from the basic cane pole styled construction still used in a lot of Balinese furniture imported today. Not to say that there is anything wrong with this style, but with advanced technology and ingenuity the bamboo cane has been delivered to new heights for those looking for more sophisticated and contemporary designs in furniture.
The bamboo cane has been processed in such a way that is has been created into solid timber sheets specifically manufactured to construct funiture from entertainment units, coffee tables, beds, buffets, dining tables and even kitchens to name a few.
Constructing the bamboo in this way has created a very strong and durable furniture material that outshines some of the more traditional timbers such as Oak and Pine used for the manufacturing of furniture in the past. The process used to construct this innovative bamboo timber is very similar to the way the bamboo flooring is made, however the sheeting specifically made for furniture is 19mm thick opposed to the flooring which is normally 15mm.
The bamboo cane will be cut into strips and boiled to remove sugars and insects, and then some urea-based resin will be added to make them into laminated furniture boards. These boards will then be cut into certain sized sheets and left raw for either staining or finishing by the end user. With these timber sheets modern and simplistic designed furniture can be created that will suit a variety of decor and homes.
Not to mention bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world and once it is cut regenerates itself natural as it has an extensive root system. Bamboo 5-7 years old is used to produce this fantastic building material as this is an optimal age for strength and durability. Hardwood timber on the other hand takes decades to grow and is not renewable; therefore bamboo is an ideal and environmentally friendly solution for not only flooring but furniture as well.