FSC Bamboo Amber

General Info and Benefits

Bamboo – Bambuseae

General Description
• Bamboo is cut and laminated into sheets and planks. This process involves cutting stalks into thin strips, planing them flat, boiling and drying the strips; which are then glued, pressed and finished.

Physical Properties
• Color change in bamboo is achieved by heating the bamboo. Doing so creates a reaction in the natural sugars in the material and darkens the color. Amber bamboo has been heated to achieve the caramel color.
• Janka Rating System (engineered panels) = 1690 (higher Janka rating = harder wood)

Where It Grows
• In East Asia, from 50°N latitude in Sakhalin through to Northern Australia, and west to India and the Himalayas. Also in sub-Saharan Africa, and in the Americas from the Mid-Atlantic United States south to Argentina and Chile, reaching their southernmost point at approx. 47°S latitude.

Relative Abundance
• Depending upon the species (there are approx. 1450), climate, and cultivation, bamboo can grow up to 37 inches in 24 hours.

Did You Know?
• Bamboo is part of the grass family
• Unlike trees, stems come out of the ground at their full diameter
• Because of their high silica content, the fiber cannot be digested by termites

FSC chain-of-custody paperwork is provided.
  • FSC Bamboo Edge Amber 1-ply
    FSC Bamboo Edge Amber 1-ply
    FSC Amber Bamboo goes through a "carmelization" process, giving the raw bamoo a richer, darker appearance. It is made with a 1-Ply Edge Grain core by combining multiple smaller pieces together until one solid piece is made. This style of grain construction makes it available for use with doors that have shaped panel and frame details as well as dovetail drawer boxes and some moldings. FSC chain-of-custody paperwork is provided.
  • FSC Bamboo Flat Amber 3-ply
    FSC Bamboo Flat Amber 3-ply
    FSC Amber Bamboo goes through a "carmelization" process, giving the raw bamoo a richer, darker appearance. Its Flat Grain, 3-Ply core is made first with an Edge Grain middle section, and then a Flat Grain Bamboo applied to the face and back. This can give doors a very unique appearance, and is recommended for styles with little to no shaping on their frames so the core material is not exposed. FSC chain-of-custody paperwork is provided.