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Environmental Bamboo Furnitures

Dec 13, 2016

Bamboo wood is used for many diverse purposes because of its low cost, great strength and ease of growth. The one downside is that it can be easily infiltrated by wood chewing insects, but if proper treatment is given to the wood, it can sometimes deter the creatures.  Generally older wood is used for structural uses because it is stronger than premature stalks.  To be used in construction the bamboo is dried and treated, making it extremely light and strong.  Structural uses include rafts, flooring, furniture, bridges, fencing and even clothing.  Other conventional uses include paper, musical instruments, baskets, paint brushes, tiki torches, kites, pipes, and knitting needles.  It can be rigid or flexible, so the uses truly are endless


These days many people are trying to do what they can in order to be more environmentally friendly. There are a lot of different ways to do this, but not everyone realizes how easy it can be to be environmentally friendly with your home decor. One way to do this is to consider getting bamboo furniture when you replace your current furniture or get something new.


Bamboo is a very renewable resource since it only takes about five years to re-grow bamboo that has been cut. This is compared to 50 or more years for most types of hardwood. It also spreads very quickly, almost like a weed, so it doesn’t take too long to grow in quantity. This is why it is considered to be a greener option than many other types of wood. Another benefit is that you don’t need to use pesticides to grow it, or fertilizers, so bamboo is usually an organic furniture product and using it will help keep extra chemicals out of the environment. There won’t be pesticide residue on your furniture either.


There are a number of different types of bamboo furniture available, and also a lot of different styles. Just make sure that you get the real thing, and not imitation bamboo furniture. You can get pretty much any piece of furniture you might need made out of bamboo. This furniture doesn’t have to look like it is made out of bamboo, since many things that are made out of bamboo can look like they are made out of any type of wood, without the tubular look that some bamboo furniture has. If you are going for the bamboo look, then you will find plenty of that too.


Not only is bamboo environmentally friendly, it is also very durable and resistant to swelling. It is more scratch resistant than most hard woods so it can take a beating. Furniture made with bamboo can last a long time if properly cared for. You can treat it virtually the same as any other hardwood furniture, and it can be used either indoors or outdoors as long as you keep it away from excessive moisture, which might damage it after a prolonged exposure. So next time you are considering a furniture purchase, check out the bamboo options that are available.