This video from the Technology Institute in Costa Rica shows a basic technique in bamboo construction: the bamboo fish mouth joint. Notice the backslash of the drill in the beginning of the video.
Informative video on how to build walls with crushed bamboo mats and natural plasters (adobe). Preservation of the bamboo matting is of course required before using them in construction.
In this DIY tutorial we'll show you how to make a bamboo chair with very basic hand tools and without the use of any metal nails or screws.
Bamboo rain gutters are a green alternative to metal and plastic gutters and are mostly used in areas where bamboo is abundantly available. Bamboo gutters are cheaper and provide a rustic appeal, but are less durable than conventional gutters.
Splitting bamboo, is another basic technique when working with bamboo. Split bamboo is often used in bamboo fences, wall decoration, furniture, etc. The applications are endless and it basically all depends on your own creativity. Below we have set up a very easy step by step DIY action guide on how to split bamboo poles.
Bending Bamboo can be accomplished in its green or dried form. Learn how to bend bamboo and watch our instructional videos.
Although it is widely assumed that the original Australian aboriginal didgeridoos where made from termite hollowed eucalyptus wood, traditionally it is suggested that the first didgeridoos were in fact made from bamboo.
How to join bamboo and what are the best bamboo joints? Well first of, it is important to know a few basics principles about joining bamboo before discussing the different joinery techniques.