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Fun and Easy DIY Bamboo Projects

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable building and construction materials in the world. With proper harvesting, those bamboo plants will keep growing for years to come. If you're not quite ready to replace your kitchen flooring with bamboo and can't find bamboo furniture that you like, you can check out some fun and easy DIY bamboo projects.

bamboo blog 4Room Divider

Making a room divider from bamboo poles is so easy that you'll never want to buy a commercial room divider again. Start with a series of poles cut to the height you want for that divider. Buy a plastic planter that is the same length as you need for the room. If you don't like the look of natural bamboo, you can paint or stain the poles before placing each one in the planter. Fill the base of the planter with quick dry cement. You can buy a pre-mixed cement or one that you mix yourself. Insert the poles into the cement, making sure that you place each one an equal distance apart. Once the cement dries, decorate the area around the base with river rocks or flowers to hide the cement.

Wall Decor

Turn ordinary poles into funky artwork for any room in your home. Place the poles on old sheets, tarps or newspaper outside. Apply a thin coat of paint all over the bamboo and let dry overnight. Use masking tape or painters tape to tape off designs on each pole. You can also use the tape to create thicker or wider stripes of your favorite colors. Apply more paint to the surface, remove the tape once the paint dries and repeat until you create a design you like. Use picture wire or hooks to hang those funky bamboo pieces on your walls.

Bamboo Desk Organizers

Make your desk more organized than ever before with the addition of some cute organizers. Cut the poles into pieces that are three to five inches tall, making sure that the bottom is flat and even. Paint the bamboo with your favorite colors and let dry. You can use a coat of clear sealant to keep the paint from fading. Use the colorful rounds to store everything from pens and pencils to binder clips and paper clips. Have fun using bamboo poles in other ways to create DIY projects this weekend.

Flooring

Bamboo has become very popular as a material used as a substitute for hardwood flooring in homes around the country. Bamboo has a naturally attractive coloration to it that looks similar to hardwood. Bamboo also holds a stain very well and can be made to look like actual hardwood. As with the hardwood dishes listed above, the lower overall cost to produce bamboo helps make this bamboo product very affordable.

Bamboo Garden Edging

Bamboo can be shaped and formed into many useful products for your house and yard. While we sell bamboo borders you can use for garden edging, you can also choose to make your own garden edging. You can use any size bamboo poles to create an edging for around a garden or other plants. How to do this? Measure the length of the area where you want to put the border, divide the length of edging you need by the width of each pole to know how many pieces you need. For further instructions, you can read this article.

Bamboo Bench

Here is a DIY project for ambitious creators. With patience and ingenuity, you can use bamboo poles to make a unique bench like this. The poles are held together by metal straps or bands.

You’ll definitely need a good power drill to drill holes through the poles in order to wire them together unless you want to try and wrap them Japanese-style with a strong and non-rotting cord.

To cut out the seating section you’ll need a power saw and maybe a reciprocating saw. There are many options to choose from.

Finally, for the stability of the bench, a base needs to be constructed. It can be made from regular lumber or a couple short pieces of bamboo can be placed on the underside, spaced far enough apart to keep the rounded bench from rolling.

Bamboo Planter

Make your own durable bamboo planters that you can hang in your home or yard. Bamboo is hollow except where the nodes are. To make bamboo planters you will cut out a section with a node at one end. Where you cut into the internode will depend on how deep you want your bamboo planter.

Then, make a few holes with a drill. This is both for drainage and for the wire to hang them. Hanging them is optional, you can also set them on a table. Read this tutorial for more detailed instructions.

You can find more ideas here, and make sure to use Forever Bamboo for all your high-quality bamboo needs!

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