Free Bamboo PDF Resources and Publications

This is a list of free bamboo pdf resources, articles and publications, feel free to start downloading and learning everything about bamboo! If you come across new publications that might be helpful to our visitors, just let us know in the comment box near the bottom of this page. You will need Adobe Reader to open these pdf files.

Free PDF's about Bamboo Construction

Bamboo as a Building Material

Bamboo is one of the oldest construction materials on the planet, especially popular in the regions where this plant grows in abundance.


Modern Bamboo Architecture

Bamboo has the image of being a building material of the poorer class. However, in Europe this is now starting to change.


Building Bamboo Bridges

Guadua bamboo bridges in Colombia by Jorg Stamm. A report about the construction of these earthquake resistant masterpieces.


Mechanical Properties of Bamboo

Bamboo is an extraordinary product of nature. The hollow internodes make it an extremely light, strong and an elastic building material.


Internodal Architectures (Guadua Bamboo + Reishi Mycelium)

Bamboo could accommodate mycelium growth and become a solid material. Mycelium infill increases compressive strength, fire and pest resistance.

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Designers: Mikaela Pearson + Juan Jose Reyna Monrreal


Bamboo Scaffolding Design & Construction Guidelines

These guidelines provide good practices for the design and construction of bamboo scaffolds commonly used in Hong Kong.


Free PDF's about Bamboo Cultivation and Biodiversaty

Bamboo Propagation (Rhizome based)

Rhizome based propagation is a traditional and most commonly practiced form of bamboo propagation.


Bamboo Biodiversity in Africa, Madagascar and the Americas

This study maps nearly 400 individual bamboo species that occur naturally within the forests of Africa, Madagascar and the Americas.


Bamboo Biodiversity in the Asia-Pacific Region

This study provides information for planning conservation and management of wild populations of bamboo in the Asia-Pacific region.


Free PDF's about Bamboo Preservation

Curing Bamboo: Vertical Soak Diffusion

The Vertical Soak Diffusion method is a safe and efficient method to obtain well treated bamboo culms.


Bamboo Termite Testing

A report on treated vs. untreated bamboo canes to study the impact of termite attacks after burying bamboo samples for 8 months.


Free PDF's about Working with Bamboo

How to Make Bamboo Joints

Bamboo poles can be tied together using any of the traditional lashing knots, such as the round lashing, diagonal lashing, etc.


Bamboo Connections

This report tries to show, how problems are solved in several examples of different bamboo connections and joints.


Bamboo Charcoal: Training Manual

Bamboo charcoal, is a sort of porous material with excellent adsorption, electromagnetic shielding, and infrared emitting capacity.


Bamboo For Exterior Joinery

A report on material properties and market perspectives for Guadua and Moso bamboo used in outdoor applications.

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Author: Valentijn de Vos


Bamboo Paper Production

To produce bamboo paper, the green, outer layer of the stem is peeled off and only the inside is retained for use.


How to Make a Bamboo Flute

With this ebook and the bamboo flute making instructions you can be making high quality, musically tuned bamboo flutes in no time!


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