About The Oriental Bamboo Team

We only deal in Bulk Quantities of Solid Bamboo Timber Products - boards, counter tops, plywood panels and doors - nothing else.
  
Through extensive manufacturing research and experience, we specify our products at our factories to perform well in our diverse African climatic zones.
  
Being solid bamboo pioneers in Southern Africa, we have worked with users in all facets of timber application over the years.
 
We are driven to understand our customers specific requirements. As a result of these relationships with our varied clients, we have accumulated a lot of experience in using solid bamboo products wherever one would traditionally use timber.
  
This blog documents a few of our experiences and comments on various aspects of solid bamboo timber as used in various applications.
  
Oriental Bamboo is a BULK bamboo timber supplier of "specified for Southern Africa": bamboo boards, bamboo plywood panels, solid and hollow core bamboo doors, direct from our factories to the manufacturer - NO MIDDLE MEN. We supply bulk volume clients in South Africa and sub Saharan Africa.

Finding Appropriate Garage Door Hardware

Garage door hardware made of different types of materials is available. The ones most commonly used are the wooden, steel and metal types. A small study of each type is one here which might help you make your decision on the right one for you. [Read more…]

Roof Photovoltaic Panels

There are a few things to consider before switching to a solar power system. There are many kinds of roof solar panels available, and some can be more or less appropriate for you depending on your needs.

One thing that all roof solar panels have in common is that, as a result of their design, the solar cells within the panels receive as much sunlight exposure for as much of the day as possible. [Read more…]

Creating sustainable furniture using architectural bamboo plyboard

As furniture designers come more and more to grips with the need to look at sustainable design, we are seeing the use of bamboo plyboards mushrooming. Why? They are an obvious choice:-

  • The boards are available in standard sizes – reducing the need to laminate planks together first. Great for production lines too.
  • They are structurally stable – no wrestling with & bracing the planks to keep them in place.
  • They are so easy to mill to your desired shape.
  • Paint, varnish, stain, oil or wax – no problem.

The more we see, the more excited we become at the possibilities. Have a look at what one company is doing – they have released a whole range of furniture based on bamboo plyboards:

Sustainable furniture the bamboo plyboard way

The Niel coffee table made with sustainable bamboo plywood

Tips For Selecting A Building Architect

Anticipate building a house, an apartment construction, or perhaps a business office building? You will want an architect. Qualified architects have the know-how, the training as well as the working experience that can put the ideal residence or building idea in writing. An excellent architect can and will design, draw together and handle any kind of construction work with great precision determined by your taste and inclination. An architect’s knowledge is founded on prolonged years of training that features development methods, landscape designs design, construction materials, and so forth. [Read more…]

How to choose the right bedroom furniture

Choosing the proper bed room fixtures can genuinely be a challenge. After all, the bedroom is a location where a great deal of men and women like to expend their time and unwind from the day’s activities. As such, it is extremely significant for making sure that the room is as inviting as possible. The way we do this is to decorate the master bedroom in such a way that you usually wish to be there. This means choosing the perfect bedroom furniture beds. [Read more…]

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Antiquing Your White Kitchen Cabinets

Antique White Kitchen Cabinets

Do you have a dull, white kitchen that needs to be spruced up? Yes, even though the kitchen is all white, the counters are white, the seats are white, and I’m sure the table is white, and while it all seems nice, the room probably seems cold. This is a prevalent issue for people with all white rooms. Well, a simple way to add personality to your white kitchen is to antique the kitchen cabinets. [Read more…]

You are able to Use Doorway Closers For Protection And Make Your Workplace Building More Convenient At Exactly the same Time

Door Closers For Safety: One Easy Way To Control Fires Indoors

Whether you need to protect your home, or your place of work, one of the easiest ways to keep a building safe is by taking advantage of door closers for safety. Door closers are items that make doorways close slowly. Also, this kind of product can ensure that doors close completely as well. [Read more…]

How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home.

The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold.

In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about their home. When someone talks about a basement or bathroom, usually what comes to mind are unsightly mold growth and that musky smell that are so typical of basements and bathrooms.

The best way to get rid of mold is to first know where its coming from. Targeting the cause of mold and mildew can help keep your basement and bathroom clean as well as safe for your family. [Read more…]

Coffee and End Tables

Strand Woven Bamboo coffee table - side view

Strand Woven Bamboo coffee table - side view

They might match or only complement each other, but without them you would just have a room with a sofa. When it comes to living room furniture two standards are the coffee table and end tables.

Coffee and end tables are used for many things from eating or resting feet to being a convenient place to put down that cuppa joe, cold drink or the remote control. They are made of many things from wood to glass to molded iron and travertine. These tables can add elegance or a touch of style to any loving room. The coffee table is usually in front of the sofa while the end tables are commonly nestled beside a sofa. [Read more…]

Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture

The possibilities available to the furniture designer, cabinet maker or DIY enthusiast using architectural bamboo boards are limited only to the imagination. Have a look at what Greenington have managed to come up with & be inspired …

Quoted from their web site:

Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture offers a full line of unique, high quality bamboo furniture for the bedroom, living room, dining room and office including bamboo tables, bamboo chairs, bamboo benches, complete bamboo bedroom sets (bed, nightstands, and dressers). Greenington also offers bamboo wine cabinets, bamboo stools and much more.

Have a look at their bamboo furniture gallery, we think it’s really great …