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  • Bamboo Wainscoting - Adding Warmth

    Want to bring the beauty and warmth of wood to one or more rooms in your home or office? Bamboo wainscoting is ideal for doing just that. Although bamboo is technically a type of grass, it is strong and sturdy like a hard wood, and its natural colors are the same as many of the most commonly used wood products. That means you will find bamboo in a range of earthy tones from warm honey tans to deep chocolatey browns, and even a unique raw greed shade. Whatever your color scheme or finished look you are going for, there is certain to be a bamboo paneling product to fit the bill.

    Bamboo Wainscoting

    Another terrific thing about bamboo materials is the variety of options you have for creating a wainscot. Bamboo paneling, for example, typically comes in rolls that are 4 feet high by 8 feet long. You can use it as-is, or cut the height down to the exact size you want your bamboo wainscoting to be. Or, make one by piecing together bamboo slats or even attaching bamboo fencing to your walls. Each product delivers a different look, making it easy to create exactly the atmosphere you want in any room.

    When you put in the work to make over a room, it only makes sense to use the best supplies you can find. At Forever Bamboo, we carry a wide selection of bamboo products for use indoors and out. From fencing to paneling to slats and poles, we have the quality materials you need to ensure a beautiful finished product. Our assortment of bamboo comes in a choice of attractive natural shades and we also sell the maintenance products to keep your bamboo looking gorgeous year after year. You can always count on getting the best bamboo materials for your money when you shop with us. Our prices are hard to beat and many of our stunning bamboo products ship for free from Forever Bamboo.

  • Tahitian Face Mask, Tiki Masks, and Tropical Decor

    Usually tiki decor tends to bring the Hawaiian Islands to mind, but archeological finds of items such as the traditional Tahitian face mask along with other paintings and carvings have linked Tahiti with other islands in the Pacific Ocean through what the Art Encyclopedia calls "Oceanic Art." Of course, to the ancient Tahitians, the masks and totems they carved and painted were not so much pieces of artistic expression as they were religious items intended to honor ancestors, and were used in worship ceremonies in homes as well as in public gathering places.

    Tahitian Face Mask

    Tahitian face mask relics and statues have been found in a variety of sizes from smaller pieces that could be worn or carried easily to larger specimens that were likely hung on the walls of homes and ones even bigger still that possibly guarded buildings and even entire villages. While many people assume that it was the men of the community, such as priests and medicine men, who mastered the art of carving totems and masks and passed the skill down from generation to generation, Tahiti Tourisme reveals that the women--matriarchs and "mamas" from the villages--were just as involved and skilled in creating the essential religious carvings that symbolize Island Art today.

    You don't have to be of island descent to appreciate Oceanic Art. It is a perpetually popular decorating theme no matter where you live or where your ancestors hail from. Tropical decor inspires a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere in any indoor or outdoor space, including businesses as well as homes. Give it a try and you'll see how much a carved mask, wooden sign, or colorful hanging bird can influence the feel of your deck, patio, family room, or office. At Forever Bamboo, we carry a wide selection of just the tropical decorating items you're looking for. Choose one or two pieces, or stock up--our island decor is reasonably priced and many items ship for free from Forever Bamboo.

  • Reed Fencing Ideas to Beautify Your Front or Backyard

    Fencing materials are surprisingly versatile and, with a little imagination, you can come up with unique reed fencing ideas that don't involve building a fence. For example, you can frame a length of fencing to use as a privacy screen on a patio or deck; cover the outside of a shed or dog house to remake it into an enchanting English cottage; or cut sections of reed fencing in half height-wise and use them to fence off garden areas, keeping them safe from foraging pests.

    Reed Fencing Ideas

    If you enjoy truly distinct reed fencing ideas, use it to build a canopy, creating kind of a cross between a privacy screen and a gazebo. A terrific element to this yard-improvement project is that you only need a few materials to build an attractive shelter that not only offers privacy, but also an area for outdoor dining, entertaining, or any kind of family enjoyment. You'll need some utility welded wire fencing, the large mesh type with 5 to 6-inch squares, a supply of ground staples, a small-diameter bamboo pole, some reed fencing, and wire or zip ties. Secure the ends of the wire fencing to the ground with the ground staples, placing the ends about 10 feet apart to create an arch with the fencing. Unroll the reed fencing and lay it over the outside of the wire arch, attaching it with the zip ties or bits of wire. Cut the bamboo pole into 18 inch lengths and pound them into the ground at the base of the inside and outsides of your canopy walls to help stabilize the structure.

    You can make your reed canopy however big you want, and with a project as easy as this one, you can start it Saturday morning and have it done in time to enjoy throughout the weekend. Need a source for quality reed fencing? Just place your order with Forever Bamboo today and we'll deliver it right to your front door!

  • Bamboo Fencing Panels - Simple way to dress up your yard

    Bamboo fencing panels are a cost-effective, simple way to dress up your yard. Quality fencing made from eco-friendly bamboo is as beautiful as it is durable and is strong enough to withstand most weathering well. If you want your bamboo fence to last as long as possible--up to 20 years in some cases--it's always recommended that you treat the panels when you first install them and then perform annual maintenance to ensure your bamboo fence continues to look great and perform optimally in all types of climates.

    Bamboo Fencing Panels

    Bamboo is a striking building material on its own, available in a selection of attractive shades from honey to mahogany to black. Treating it with a quality timber oil formulated for hardwoods enhances the natural beauty and also gives the bamboo extra durability to stand up to whatever the elements dish out. You should treat both sides of your bamboo panels with the oil before initially installing them. Depending on the climate you live in, the wood treatment may last longer than a year, but you'll be doing yourself and your fence a favor to perform annual maintenance that includes more than reapplying timber oil.

    It's Easy to Enhance with Bamboo Fence Panels

    The Do-It-Yourself website recommends performing an inspection of your bamboo fence as a first step in maintaining it yearly. You want to be aware of any issues such as sagging sections and rusted wires or staples if that's what was used to secure the panels in place. Next, refasten the sections that sag and replace rusted installation wires. If the rust is minimal, you can always sand it away as part of the next step: smoothing rough areas with sandpaper. Finally, apply a fresh coat of timber oil for added protection and to restore the beauty of your fence to a like-new look.

    Of course, not all fencing is created equal, but you'll find the best bamboo fencing panels for the job at Forever Bamboo, where we specialize in quality bamboo and other tropical building materials.

  • Buy Bamboo Poles Wholesale or Retail

    The advantages of buying bamboo poles wholesale from a trusted online source are numerous. Buying online makes it easy to find the materials you need, compare pricing, and arrange for direct delivery all from the comfort of your home or office. It used to be that wholesale pricing was available only to contractors or professionals in related businesses such as landscaping, interior and exterior design, or manufacturing. However, bamboo suppliers can offer wholesale pricing to anyone these days because their online presence allows them to sell to a wider client base, so they can still order in bulk at rock-bottom prices and pass the savings on to customers, no matter how much or little bamboo each customer needs.

    As a sustainable building material, more and more uses for bamboo are being found all the time. Fortunately, it grows quickly so distributors are able to keep a supply on hand to meet the growing demand. It is easy enough to find an online source for bamboo, but you should look for the ones with higher quality product. Not all bamboo is processed the same way, meaning you can find cheap bamboo poles, but they might not have been treated in the proper preserving solution or may not have been kiln dried to reduce the moisture content and harden the poles for added durability. Do a little research to find out if a supplier insists on steps like these so you can be sure you're not only saving money by buying wholesale but are also getting a top-quality product.

    When you want the best tropical building materials and don't want to pay retail, buy your bamboo poles wholesale from Forever Bamboo. We're committed to providing commercial quality products at the best prices, and offer round and half-round bamboo poles in a variety of lengths and colors at prices you'll usually only see from deep-discount wholesalers. Plus, many of our bamboo poles ship for free from Forever Bamboo.

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  • Bamboo Wall Covering Panels - Easy to install

    If you have been looking at the walls in your home or business, thinking they could use some reviving, don't slap on a fresh coat of paint. Opt for bamboo wall covering panels instead. They are easy to install and will not only give the room a renewed look, but will positively transform it. Bamboo panels are not your grandpa's old wood paneling. It's true that they warm any space you use them in with the rich, tranquil feel of wood, but bamboo offers a stylish look all its own that is endlessly useful in many types of decor.

    Bamboo Wall Coverings

    Of course bamboo wall covering panels is a staple for tropical themed interior and exterior decorating, but many people don't realize the range of colors bamboo paneling comes in. The best bamboo suppliers offer a selection of finishes that start on the light end with natural raw and raw green colors to carbonized shades, and graduate to tortoise and burnt finishes, extending to the darker end of the spectrum with deep brown hues such as mocha and chocolate. Whatever your taste and decorating desire, there are shades of bamboo wall covering panels to enhance a remodel or room makeover.

    One of the best features of bamboo paneling is that it doesn't come in sheets of hard, rigid panels like old-school wood paneling. Instead, bamboo wall panels are backed with fabric, so they are flexible and can be used to cover more than walls. Wrap a kitchen island in bamboo, or cover the front of the bar in your family room--bamboo panels install quickly and easily with staples or contact cement and can go wherever you need them to.

    Shop Forever Bamboo for the best selection of quality wall panels made from beautiful, eco-friendly bamboo. We have the colors you're looking for at inexpensive prices, plus you will find the bamboo paneling we carry is made even more affordable because much of it ships for free from Forever Bamboo.

  • Thatch for Tiki Hut

    Building a palapa is a sure-fire way to bring a taste of the tropics to your yard, no matter what part of the world you live in. Of course, to ensure your island structure is authentic, you'll need the proper building materials such as bamboo poles and paneling, tropical matting, and thatch for tiki hut roofing. Internet merchants have made it easy to get the supplies you need, so you won't have to skimp or make do with less tropical-looking materials. Just plan out the size of hut you want, estimate how much of each item you'll need, then place your order and start building once it has all been delivered right to your front door.

    Thatch for a Tiki Hut

    It's OK if you aren't confident in your architectural skills--there are other, easier ways to build a tiki hut without having to draw up detailed plans. Palapas or tiki huts are very similar to gazebos, so you can always start with a simple gazebo structure and affix bamboo and thatch to it to turn a run-of-the-mill pergola into an island-inspired shelter. Half-round bamboo poles are perfect for attaching to the posts that make up the supporting structure of a gazebo, and bamboo paneling can be installed on the exterior panels. Install thatch on the roof, then roll out tropical matting on the floor and you've got an almost-instant tiki hut that will be the envy of the neighborhood. One final tip to keep your palapa looking great and weathering well: treat the bamboo and thatch with the appropriate sealant products when you first build your tiki hut, as well as annually for maintenance.

    If you are looking for bamboo or thatch for tiki hut construction, come to Forever Bamboo. We carry a large selection of tropical building materials at terrific prices, and are happy to help figure how much of each material you'll need. Whatever you require to remodel a gazebo or build a tiki hut from the ground up, come to Forever Bamboo.

  • Bamboo Privacy Fencing

    Bamboo privacy fencing not only serves to shield your yard from view of the neighbors or passersby, but it is attractive enough to enhance the atmosphere of your yard, adding a decorative element. The features that provide the privacy factor are the height of the fence, between 58 and 60 inches according to  DIY Network, and the fact that the fence is non-transparent. A privacy fence can be made from almost any material from concrete, brick, and stone to vinyl and even hedges can be used to create a privacy barrier. Bamboo is an ideal choice for constructing a privacy fence because it is inexpensive, simple to install, eco-friendly, and easy to maintain. Additionally, even though bamboo is technically a type of grass, it has a natural beauty much like wood to enhance any outdoor space.

    Bamboo Privacy Fence

    If you are starting from scratch, building a privacy fence where there previously wasn't one, it's wise to have your property surveyed first to ensure that your new fence is entirely on your property and doesn't encroach on neighboring land. If you're not starting from square-one, attaching bamboo privacy fencing to an existing fence is convenient because the existing fence should already be located properly, plus there will already be a framework in place to which you can attach the fencing panels. Be sure to treat your bamboo fencing with a quality product formulated for use on hardwoods to extend the life of your privacy fence.

    When shopping for bamboo fencing to create a privacy fence, be sure to look for quality products. At Forever Bamboo, we carry a wide range of fencing including bamboo, willow, and reed, that's a snap to install and will beautifully transform your yard. Not only do we have fencing in a selection of stunning natural colors, but we also have the Australian timber oil products to keep your fence looking wonderful year after year. For the best tropical building materials, come to the bamboo experts at Forever Bamboo.

  • Synthetic Thatch Roll - Used for roofing any structure

    Thatch is a great option for roofing almost any structure, and it can even be used in a decorative manner such as covering the front of a bar or kitchen island. Technology and ingenuity has made synthetic thatch roll available, and it rivals real thatch in all areas as well as outperforming its natural counterpart in some ways.

    Synthetic Thatch Roll

    The first reason you might choose artificial over natural thatch is that it will last much longer. Of course, if you regularly maintain real thatch, you will extend its lifespan. However, synthetic thatch can last as long as properly maintained natural thatch, but without all the maintenance. Obviously, you will want to look after any type of thatch you install, so routine maintenance on synthetic thatch will increase the longevity all the more. It won't require annual applications of protective treatments, as natural thatch does, but you should perform yearly inspections of any thatch that's been installed outdoors so you can repair or replace any areas that may have sustained damage from extreme weather. Unless you live in an area that sees frequent severe storms, it's unlikely that you'll have many, if any, sections to replace from one year to the next.

    Synthetic Thatch Roll - Used for roofing any structure

    Pests are another problem that real thatch can have. Rodents, insects, and sometimes even birds are attracted to natural thatch, and an infestation of any of them can result in serious damage. Vermin aren't interested in artificial materials, though, so you won't have to worry about those unwanted guests when you install synthetic thatch.

    When you opt for natural thatch, you can always treat it with a fire retardant product to reduce the chances of it catching fire, but faux thatch is already made from fire resistant materials, crossing that concern off the list from the start. Plus, even though it's made from synthetic materials, artificial thatch is just as eco-friendly as natural thatch.

    Interested in going artificial? Get top-quality synthetic thatch rolls at the best prices from Forever Bamboo.

  • Outdoor Matting - Turn Any Space Into an Island Oasis

    Natural fiber outdoor matting such as bamboo, lauhala, bac bac, and lampac matting is an ideal choice for adding a tropical feel to your patio, deck, or any outdoor living space. The warmth of the natural color of the woven fibers is as effective as wood for instilling an area with a tranquil quality. What's more, matting is very versatile, making it useful as a floor covering, on walls, and for awnings, too. The craft of weaving matting is a skill that has been passed down for generations, prompting DIY-ers with a penchant for crafts to attempt to rise to the challenge of weaving their own lauhala matting.

    Tropical Outdoor Matting

    The leaves of a variety of tropical tress can be used to weave matting but, as the ancient techniques website Primitive Ways points out, some hala leaves sport nasty thorns that need to be removed before you can begin preparing the leaves for weaving. The process of making your own matting from scratch is involved and time-consuming, taking days to complete. The leaves have to be dried, but not to the point of being brittle, so an optimal level of moisture has to be maintained to keep the leaves pliable while working with them. They have to be cleaned and cut into uniform strips--and that is all prep work that has to happen prior to the actual weaving.

    Shopping Forever Bamboo is the better choice for obtaining tropical matting. It is uncomplicated and guaranteed to result in perfect matting time after time. We specialize in tropical supplies from bamboo to thatch and including outdoor matting. We have done the shopping around for you and insist on only the best quality matting made from sturdy palm leaves, hala, and banana bark. At Forever Bamboo, we offer matting in a variety of weaves to deliver the perfect look you want, and our prices rival those of wholesalers.

    Get everything you need to turn any space into an island oasis at Forever Bamboo.

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