Bamboo - Ply

0.120 inches

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What is it

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

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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.

The bamboo is cut with the grain running horizontally across the template.

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

Be aware of this when designing for this material. If possible arrange your designs on P1 sized templates. Extra space is required between detailed, heavily engraved designs to avoid warping during cutting. For more information on spacing out designs read this blog post

To determine the optimum engraving depth for your design, we suggest prototyping or purchasing a sample of this material from out sample store.

Typical uses

Jewellery, signage, 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

Josh says:

One thing to be wary of when using larger sheets of bamboo - if you're doing a lot of cutting and engraving across the surface, the material can heat up and warp. We have had a few items attempted to be made on P3 sheets of the bamboo and encountered this problem. If you think your design could be at risk of this, consider using another material. If you're not sure, get in touch with us. Thanks!

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