Bamboo plywood is so expensive. Why should I use it then? You may wonder.
Bamboo is so flexible that it goes or bends where the wind blows. This flexibility makes bamboo seems like a poor choice as a construction material.
But bamboo plywood is better than hardwood. Here are some reasons why it is an ideal alternative to hardwood.
Bamboo plywood offers flexibility and stability.
It provides structural strength, thanks to its inherent durability. Using traditional woodworking tools, you can plug, sand, screw, and cut bamboo plywood.
It also comes in different sizes and grain types, providing a variety of applications. Such applications include cabinetry, furniture, flooring, and countertop.
Bamboo plywood is renewable.
People can harvest bamboo every 4-6 years. It does not damage the environment or the habitat of animals.
Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It also releases 30% more oxygen than trees.
Trees take decades, even centuries, to mature. In contrast, it only takes a few years for bamboo to grow. Thus, bamboo is the ideal option as a construction or building material.
Bamboo plywood is sustainable.
Bamboo grows to full maturity in as little as 4-6 years. Bamboo manufacturers can harvest the bamboo yearly without damaging the grove. It is due to its ability to grow new shoots in a short time.
In contrast, hardwood timber takes decades or centuries to reach full maturity. Using bamboo plywood will help ease or decrease the effects of deforestation.
Bamboo plywood is denser and more durable.
Bamboo has a tensile strength of 28,000 pounds per square inch. It makes it more durable than most hardwoods such as maple and oak. It is 25 percent and 12 percent much tougher than Red Oak and North American Maple.