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Contruction detail of a roof i am building.

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Comment by Rod McLaren on March 17, 2017 at 9:25am

Nice. Bamboo is such a versatile product. My son uses bamboo extensively in his structures at his eco-lodge. The bamboo is an introduced species in West Africa, but the introduction did not include the building methods used in places where it originated. He has had to research online the lashings and other means of joining like bamboo "nails". He has build some very attractive structures and uses exposed bamboo rafters in his own house. I love it.

Comment by paul anderson on March 18, 2017 at 8:44am

Yep,the old panda chow, a great material.I built my boarding ladder with it.

Comment by Brad Ingram on March 21, 2017 at 8:06pm

What's the best way to seal bamboo to make it last longer?

Comment by paul anderson on March 22, 2017 at 4:15am

Mate Heat it over a fire,make sure you drill a hole in each segment.You can use a plumbers blowtorch as well.Wipe away the residue. I then epoxied the bamboo and varnished it.Looks great and lasts.

Comment by paul anderson on March 22, 2017 at 4:26am

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