Bamboo - Amber - 3 Ply

0.264 inches

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What is it

Three layers of bamboo veneer cross laminated to produce a plywood board.

Bamboo Ply has a thickness tolerance of +/-10% the stated material thickness.

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Design notes

A golden brown color with a fine grain. The bamboo joints are visible on the surface and break up the grain creating a unique appearance.

Grain direction will always run horizontal as drawn on the computer screen.

Sometimes sheets of this material may not be perfectly flat when we get it from the manufacturer. Unfortunately, this is the nature of plywood material. The inherent tension in the grain of the wood and the way it is constructed means the panels can warp after manufacturing.

Bamboo is a natural material with natural variation, one of the big challenges is that as we burn off a layer of the material - the nature of the layer below it can vary. Sometimes that next layer comes through very dark and sometimes it comes through lighter - or even banded due to the grain differences.

If you wish to have raster engraving on this material, we only recommend using HEAVY RASTER engraving (black fill) or medium raster combined with a vector engraving outline (gray fill with a red or green outline).

Typical uses

Cabinetmaking, furniture fittings & linings, Also ideal for commercial and residential interior fittings and linings. Not suitable for exterior use.

Environmental info

Bamboo is 100% renewable.

Adhesives, joints & fastenings

Bamboo panel can be cut and sanded using conventional woodworking equipment and offers excellent dimensional stability. It can also be glued or mechanically fastened using the same materials and fasteners commonly used with wood.

Tips from other designers

Alex says:

The thickness seems to vary a bit more than I expected, and the ash from the laser builds up on the cut edges. This makes for a tighter fit than the other plywoods, I'd recommend adding at least a .1mm extra clearance and it should be fine.

Added about 4 years ago. ( delete )
Alessandro says:

This material is prone to warping. Warping happens perpendicular to the grain direction and seems to be exasperated by humidity.

Added over 2 years ago. ( delete )

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