The Bamboo Pole Half-round Natural is made of the Indonesian bamboo species Tali. The bamboo poles are available in various diameters and are supplied untreated. The half-round poles are perfect for cladding walls and ceilings, as they are nice and flat at the back, weigh less and take up less space than full bamboo poles.
WORKING WITH BAMBOO
Half-round bamboo poles can be connected in many different ways. Most techniques use rope and/or threaded ends. But more advanced methods, such as the fish-mouth joint or peg-and-hole joint, are also possible. Of course, you can also screw bamboo together. Here we recommend always pre-drilling to minimise the risk of cracks. Cutting bamboo is best done with a Japanese saw. This special bamboo saw has small, sharp teeth which allow you to cut easily, quickly and precisely.
Half-round bamboo poles are also used when installing Giant Bamboo Garden Fences to "hide" the wooden garden poles. These wooden garden posts are needed for the strength of the garden fence. By cladding the garden posts with semicircular posts, the bamboo fence then appears to consist of one whole.
Each bamboo pole is unique. Colour differences and variations in the width of the bamboo poles are normal for this natural product. Another natural characteristic of bamboo poles is that they are thicker at the base than at the top. The gradient of the bamboo canes depends on the bamboo species and the length of the cane. Our indicated dimensions are always measured at the thickest side of the bamboo stick. Are you looking for a specific size or gradient? Feel free to visit us to choose the bamboo sticks yourself.
Maintenance and CleaningAfter installing the Bamboo Pole Half Round Natural, you can apply our Bamboo Protector. A specially developed colorless/transparent stain that protects the bamboo from tarnish and discoloration.
With outdoor use, bamboo graying and discoloration, just like any natural material. We therefore recommend to treat bamboo annually, preferably in spring, with our Bamboo Renovator, a specially developed stain that protects the bamboo and restores the color.
Bamboo Renovator is easy to apply to cleaned bamboo using a brush. When doing so, use thin layers and spread Bamboo Renovator well.
For cleaning bamboo you can use our Bamboo Cleaner. Possibly with stubborn dirt / deposits bamboo can also be sprayed off with a high pressure cleaner. But at an appropriate distance to avoid damage.
A SHINY RESULTThere is also an alternative maintenance product available. That is Bamboo Booster. Bamboo Booster is a natural oil that can easily be applied with a cloth. With this Booster oil you get a beautiful shiny result. The Booster oil protects and nourishes the bamboo, but does not slow down the process of discoloration. Bamboo Booster can be applied several times a year for optimal results. The oil can only not be combined with our Bamboo Protector and Bamboo Renovator stain.
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Bamboo & Environment
The use of bamboo greatly reduces the greenhouse effect and climate change. Bamboo absorbs greenhouse gases and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent species of hardwood. This is due to its high growth rate and photosynthesis. Climate change has been an issue for several years, which is why bamboo could be included as a certified hardwood. Bamboo is also suitable for biomass production because it gives the second highest biomass on earth.
Bamboo & Cracks
A natural characteristic of bamboo is that cracks may appear vertically, this cannot be prevented. These are caused by differences in climate and humidity.
If you treat the bamboo poles with an oil or lacquer, the number of cracks will be less than if you do not apply a protective layer. But unfortunately this cannot be prevented 100%. The cracks can expand and shrink depending on the climate.
Protect the forest: build with bamboo
Every year more than 13 million hectares of forest are cut down.That's 1140 soccer fields every hour. Of course forests are planted, but the annual net loss of forest is over 7 million hectares, which is more than twice the area of Belgium. If those forests were not cut down, up to a quarter less CO2 would be released into the air.