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Bamboo Frame Source (NOT bamboo design)

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by JB Garrett, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. JB Garrett

    JB Garrett Grumbler

    Does anyone have a good source/suggestion for bamboo chops? Not that are the bamboo design but that are actually made from bamboo and have a lighter/natural look. I'm aware of Bella but am looking for something a more "simple". Thanks!
     
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  2. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I think NurreCaxton's Oslo series has a bamboo veneer.
    :cool: Rick
     
  3. Lafontsee

    Lafontsee CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

  4. JB Garrett

    JB Garrett Grumbler

    Thanks for the responses! I have samples ordered from Gemini... just what the client is looking for.
     
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  5. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    the gemini ones are nice.
    a few words of caution - Bamboo is very hard! If you plan on chopping it yourself, make sure you've got a nice sharp blade. The inner strands of the bamboo get very small toward the outer point of your mitered ends, so they have a tendency to fall out. I always use our Hoffman dovetail machine to join them. vnails are iffy.
     
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  6. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I am on the throes of assembling a Balinese style bamboo gazebo in my backyard. Surprisingly the large poles are not particularly hard to drill or cut but, like our politicians, there is not a straight one in the lot. Everything is a bit wiggly which is anathema to a former framer but I have adapted and with the frame extended I find my diagonals are only about 25mm out which is a minor miracle. Now for the roof.............
     
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