Elias Woodwork Offers Full Line Of Eco Friendly Bamboo Products
We at Elias Woodwork know how difficult it is to source all of the products required to sell and install a truly “Green” kitchen or millwork project. In an effort to fill this need in the industry, we are very excited to announce that we now manufacture a full line of Eco Friendly Bamboo products, including:
- Tenon Cabinet Doors & Drawer Fronts
- Miter Cabinet Doors & Drawer Fronts
- Slab Doors & Drawer Fronts
- Dovetail Drawer Boxes
- Curved Cabinet Doors & Drawer Fronts
- Knick Knack Shelf Units
- And Much More
We are committed to providing high quality, Eco Friendly Bamboo products with a vast product selection at competitive prices, along with excellent customer service and quick lead times.
Bamboo – The Ideal Eco Friendly Option
Botanically speaking, Bamboo is not wood, but a grass specie that hardens and grows extremely quickly. It could be said that Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth, reaching its full height within only half a year. Some species can grow 11 to 20 inches per day in the growing season! Then it needs approximately 5 years to mature to the point of acquiring enough hardness and density to be used in any finishing application.
There are more than 1200 Bamboo species in the world, which have different colors, features, strength and density. Elias Woodwork only uses Mao Bamboo (Phyllostachys Pubescens) because of its ideal physical and mechanical properties. Mao Bamboo has a diameter of 5 to 6 inches, fine color, grain and density which are comparable to hardwood and very suitable for cabinet doors, drawer boxes, molding, veneer, panels, flooring and other applications.
Mao Bamboo is only found in sub-tropical climates, and the Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces in China are its original and natural habitat. This is the largest Bamboo species that possesses ideal characteristics for construction use. It reaches heights of 99 feet and a circumference of 59 inches at the stem.
The most ideal characteristic of Bamboo is its self-replenishing nature. It establishes an extensive root system that, after the harvest of the mature plant, provides a new shoot during the next rainy season, thereby eliminating the need for replanting.
Soil erosion has always been a big concern for environmentalists because once erosion takes place, new plants have a hard time taking root and there is an increased chance of landslides. Bamboo’s existing root network prevents soil erosion. In Asia, Bamboo has actually become an important component for the prevention of soil erosion on hillsides, roadways and river banks.
Mao Bamboo is not used by the Panda for food.
Bamboo is a specie which machines and finishes very well, is much harder than oak, and has a minimal tendency to swell or shrink. It is available in Natural (Bamboo’s natural light color) and Carbonized (a darker brown shade achieved through the carbonization of sugars).
Contact us today to order samples, get a quote, or to learn more about our vast selection of Bamboo products.