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Natural Bamboo Poles

Product Spotlight: Natural Bamboo Poles as a Construction Material

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

Amazing Yet Affordable Natural Bamboo Poles

At amaZulu, we supply both synthetic and natural bamboo poles.  We provide a variety of options for both indoor and outdoor applications. Common uses for natural bamboo poles include bar fronts, fences panels, tiki roof supports, wall treatments, and much more.

Why are natural bamboo poles beneficial?

Natural bamboo is a sustainable alternative to hardwoods that can add a tropical feel to any commercial or residential project. The quality of bamboo species cannot be matched by wood, in part because of their amazing weight to weight ratio.

Another benefit to using solid bamboo poles as a building material is how quickly they can be regrown after harvesting. It could take 30 years or more to replace a forest of pine, spruce, fir, cedar, or hemlock. Bamboo takes less than a third of that time to reach maturity. This ability to grow fast makes bamboo groves more efficient and environmentally-friendly.

faux bambooWhere should I use faux bamboo?

Faux bamboo poles are beneficial when sleeving metal fence posts or structural beams. Their hollow cores also allow conduits and wires to be threaded through their center and hidden from sight.

Many builders think of faux bamboo as a material exclusively for indoor use, but if coated with a marine-grade finish, faux bamboo can be used for outdoor applications as well.

Faux bamboo is ideal for projects that demand uniform materials. Natural bamboo will taper and has some curves, whereas faux bamboo can be created to be all one diameter and straight. See our example to the right for a pool barrier.  End caps are also available.

Creating a natural tropical look

Bamboo poles make a great impression on guests by creating an inviting themed environment. Customers respond warmly to tiki huts decorated with natural bamboo poles.  Bamboo slats can be easily installed to create an attractive bar front. If you have an outdoor seating area, bamboo fencing adds an aesthetically pleasing element to your business as well as privacy for guests.

More benefits of Natural Bamboo

  • The species, Tre-Gai and Solid Bamboo, are versatile and sturdy.
  • Since amaZulu’s bamboo products are pressure treated they are also long-lasting.
  • If desired, fire retardant can be added at the time of pressure treating for extra safety.
  • It creates an authentic atmosphere for your installations.
  • Natural coloring also adds to that authenticity.

Watch our video explaining the comparisons of different types of bamboo and their construction application.

Are you ready to use natural bamboo poles?

If you’re interested in using bamboo, we would love to help you!

Contact us today for more information on our Bamboo products or give us a call, toll-free at 877-243-5309. Or take a look at a full list of our bamboo products.

Related content and products:

Construction Grade Bamboo
Bamboo: Going Straight to the Source
Natural vs Faux Bamboo
The Origins of Bamboo

How does bamboo benefit the environment?

amaZulu, Inc. has hand-selected manufacturers who produce eco-friendly, high quality natural architectural materials. Our selection presents a dynamic list of options when considering the environment.

At amaZulu, Inc., we extend our legacy beyond business to the community when we partner with domestic and international organizations that create economic opportunities to reduce poverty. We help improve the lives of the people who grow and produce our products.

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