Bamboo (Phyllostachys spp.) “wood” doesn’t come from a tree; it is technically a grass, having a woody stem, called a culm, that can be sliced and fashioned into a very attractive veneer. Bamboo can grow between 50-100 feet tall, but with only a 3-6 inch diameter. Strong and flexible, Bamboo Veneer is available in both natural and carbonized (sometimes called caramelized) color. Bamboo is generally a uniform pale yellow in color while Carbonized Bamboo is a deeper honey tan to light brown. Planked bamboo sheets exhibit the familiar bamboo markings.
Bamboo veneer has a straight, 1/4" vertical grain with random nodules. Natural Planked Bamboo Veneer has more of these nodules that create a butcher block pattern.
Bamboo is a sustainable choice since harvesting doesn’t require replanting. Bamboo regrows from the existing root structure. Some species grow nearly a spectacular three feet a day during the growing season and become fully mature between 2 and 4 years.
Another name for Bamboo is Moso bamboo.
All bamboo veneer is available in 4’ x 8’ and 4’ x 10’ sheets, in your choice of a 10mil or 22.2 mil (Bubble Free Veneer) backer. 3M PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive), also known as sticky-back and peel-and-stick, is available by special order only. (Special orders are non-refundable.) All in-stock veneer is refundable for 365 days after purchase, with no restocking fee.