Bamboo Style by Gale Beth Goldberg

By Gale Beth Goldberg

Bamboo sort creatively exhibits how each room of the home should be designed, embellished or accented with sensual bamboo furnishings, floor, wall protecting, ceiling fabric and components. The ebook showcases examples of simple and leading edge bamboo adorning innovations and homemade initiatives. Bamboo kind conjures up creativity and craft making, and encompasses a designated source part that makes it effortless to hook up with designers, brands, artists, providers, and firms.

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Presently, rigorous scientific testing of bamboo’s structural properties and the development of internationally recognized building codes are encouraging safe and creative building with bamboo in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. About the Author Bamboo is an extension of the people in the Asian cultures. This natural symbiosis on so many levels has been a grassroots influence on Americans and bamboo. The beauty of bamboo and the beauty of people growing and working with bamboo are what got me started.

2] Darrel DeBoer presentation, American Bamboo Society Conference, Portland, Oregon, September 2001. [3] Darrel DeBoer presentation, American Bamboo Society Conference, Portland, Oregon, September 2001. [4] Walter Liese, Bamboos—Biology, silvics, properties, utilization, p. 73. Why Choose Bamboo? ” along with some answers: bamboo is versatile and has a short growth cycle, it is a high-yield, renewable resource for agroforestry products. A few more answers follow. More Than a Thousand There are almost as many reasons to choose bamboo as there are numbers of species, uses, and ways to put this magical material together.

My fascination with bamboo started as a child in Ireland, where the Gulf Stream allowed us to have tropical gardens. Later, in the early 1970s in Bali, where I had made my home, I grabbed onto the outrigger of a fisherman’s boat as I surfaced from a dive. To my surprise, the outrigger turned out to be a species of giant timber bamboo. I convinced the fisherman to take me to the forest where the boatmen harvested their bamboo poles. I will never forget the first time I saw those giants—nearly ten inches in diameter and a hundred feet tall—overlapping in Gothic arches almost like a jungle cathedral.

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