Bamboo - BLONDE
What is it
Five layers of bamboo veneer cross laminated to produce a plywood board.
A yellow brown color with a fine grain. The bamboo joints are visible on the surface and break up the grain creating a unique appearance.
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.
Grain direction will always run horizontal as drawn on the computer screen.
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).
Cabinetmaking, furniture fittings & linings, Also ideal for commercial and residential interior fittings and linings. Not suitable for exterior use.
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.