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restoring bamboo advice?
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Joined: Jul 23, 2008
Posts: 37
From: san jose, ca
Posted: 2010-07-12 8:48 pm   Permalink

I couldn't say no when i was offered this hammock that i neither have room for or know how to restore. I'm hoping i can at least fix one of those problems with advice from TC'ers.
I've never had luck staining bamboo in a way that can withstand sunlight, and it looks like the builder of this hammock hasn't either.

the challenges i can see so far:

  • stripping the old stain off the poles looks easy, much more difficult on the surfaces of the hammock itself. can this surface be restored / brightened in some way?
  • sealing or staining the hammock with a product thats flexible enough and won't rub off when sitting on it?
  • staining the bamboo poles and not having them fade immediately in the sunlight?
  • does this style of hammock/swing/chair/whatever have some other name i should be calling it?

thanks in advance!

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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7918
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2010-07-12 9:17 pm   Permalink

I like the rope!

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