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  • How to Cut Bamboo Slats

    After purchasing bamboo slats, you might be wondering how to cut or how to install them. There’s no need to worry, as we have laid out some easy to follow directions for you here! Follow these directions for a smooth installation for your bamboo slats:

    What You Need

    • Tape Measure
    • Chalk
    • Table Saw (with a blade that has at least 120 teeth)
    • Gloves
    • Goggles

    Cutting Bamboo Slats

    Before cutting anything, make sure you measure the area where you plan to install the bamboo slats. Use the tape measure to acquire the measurement, hold the tape in place and find the same measurement on the bamboo slat. Using the chalk, mark the bamboo slat at the measurement you got for the area where you are installing.

    Ensure your table saw is set up in a space large enough to allow for the 6-foot slats to hang off the side of your saw. Once you’ve put on your gloves and goggles, and safely plugged in and turned on your table saw, hold both sides of the bamboo slats firmly and push the slat carefully into the blade at the mark you created with the chalk.

    Pay special attention to not put your fingers in the path of the blade and move the slats slowly through the blade to keep your cut as straight as possible and avoid mistakes. Additionally, please make sure your gloves and goggles are worn properly to avoid injury from any projectile debris that may be thrown from the saw.

    Installing Bamboo Slats

    There are multiple ways to install bamboo slats, so consider the type of surface you plan to stall on. Different installation methods work better on certain surfaces, so be sure to research what will work best for your surface before choosing the adhesive medium to use. To install bamboo slats, you will need either staples, nails, or glue, depending on the type of surface you are installing on.

    Regardless of what medium you choose, be sure to space the adhering material evenly throughout the slats to ensure that the slats do not become loose in certain sections on the adhering surface. The best way to do this is to decide on an exact measurement of the space between points of adhesive contact. When using glue specifically, be sure to apply evenly throughout the entire bamboo slat to prevent bubbling or loose points that will shorten the lifespan of the slats.

    Finally, when actually adhering the bamboo slats to the surface, please move slowly and carefully so that your finished product will have the best aesthetic. Applying the adhering medium rapidly can leave more opportunity for mistakes, and in the case of glue especially, can cause the amount of time your bamboo slats will stay on the surface to drastically decrease. If you have any questions about bamboo installation, please contact our customer care team!

  • Thatch Panel Installation

    Thatch is an insulation material and is also used as a building material for roofing. Thatching is the popular choice when it comes to thatching your tiki hut, it is attractive, durable, and affordable.

    For heavy-duty wear and tear; synthetic thatch is a consideration, but synthetic thatch is more expensive. Palm thatch is the most popular choice for theme décor, especially when it comes to Tiki huts or Tiki bars. There are different varieties of palm leaves to choose from, the best being palms that have leaves similar to a queen, king, or kentia palm.

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  • How To Install a Bamboo Border

    Bamboo is very versatile and can be used for both indoor and outdoor purposes. If you need to add an extra something to your yard, garden, or bottom of your wall in replace of a baseboard, bamboo functions as a great alternative.

    Bamboo is one of the earth's most renewable resources. When harvested properly, bamboo does little or no environmental damage.

    A bamboo border fence is the logical choice for separating the grassy area of a yard from the tilled soil of a flower or vegetable garden, but you don't have to be limited to a run-of-the-mill square or rectangular gardening plot. Instead of fending off a corner of your yard, why not create a few different circular sections throughout the area? Because border fencing is assembled using wire made from galvanized steel, it is flexible and can encircle garden spots of practically any shape. Plant red and pink flora in a heart-shaped plot, and put lush, green foliage inside a four-leafed clover, both edged with an attractive bamboo border. Make diamonds, stars, or abstract shapes--whatever you desire to liven up an otherwise common yard.

    It is easy to find pre-assembled bamboo border sections.

    An example of a ready-made panel thanks to www.foreverbamboo.com:

    1” diameter bamboo poles that have been capped and connected with heavy gauge stainless steel wire. Each panel preassembled in 1’ tall by 8’ long sections and staggered. There are uneven or staggered options or even (the height is the same all the way across) styles. Continue reading

  • Bamboo Borders

    Bamboo is one of the earth's most renewable resources. When harvested properly, bamboo does little or no environmental damage. Varieties; from bush-like cattle fodder to towering stems (culms), offer many advantages when it comes to setting a tone for your landscape.

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  • Thatch

    Different Thatch Types

    Irish thatch is a gathered thatch made of brush or straw and tied on one end.

    Mexican thatch is made of palm leaves woven together with knots on one side and a nice layered thatch on the other.

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  • Tiki Hut

    The Polynesian or tropical themed garden style never goes out of fashion. You make it distinct with your choice in décor and accessories. In addition, you can make it as affordable or as expensive as you like. The Tiki Hut or Tiki Bar is an exceptional addition, whether you are going for a specific style or simply enjoy entertaining.

     

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