Things You Can Build with Bamboo


The green and organic movement has put bamboo out in the forefront of development. Its renewable and sustainable nature is placing bamboo in the home, garden, music and is even showing up in our recreational activities. But many of the "modern day " uses of bamboo can be traced back to the natives of the tropics.

Recreation Items

Building Materials

  • Bamboo poles have been used as framing materials in the tropics for years. It can now be found as flooring. Presently it is being explored as a strength builder for composite materials. Epoxy is mixed with short bamboo fibers and poured into the shape of the needed material.

Musical Instruments

  • Musical instruments that can be made of bamboo include digeridos, pipe organs, flutes, panpipes, rainsticks and windchimes.

Landscaping Uses

Bamboo Furniture

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  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images straight bamboo poles image by Yali Shi from bamboo image by hans slegers from windchimes in a tree image by Pix by Marti from bamboo background image by Adrian Hillman from furniture series - 1 image by maslight from
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