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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5509
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-12-01 4:39 pm   Permalink

Turned out great!!!

 
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dtel
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Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 84
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2013-12-01 5:13 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-12-01 13:45, Zinctiki wrote:
Looks great! You're lucky to have free bamboo to work with! I'm sure some more crafty ideas will come along for its use as well. If it dries to brown relatively fast I'd be cutting a bunch for trim work, tiki lights, shelving, just about anything 3/4" would be good for. And that bar rocks!




Thanks everybody

I was going to cut some extra and look for ways to use it. I was thinking lighting but will have to look for some designs I like and could actually make, some look way past what I could do. I like the shelf idea, behind the bar would work well, good idea.

What is missing from this clump is about 2/3 of what is in the roof. I wanted to cut the rest of that clump so it will grow back like it should so I will just cut and let the rest dry. I would think I should tie them up so they will dry straight ?

Average size is 3/4" with many 1", this clump is about 25' tall. All the other bamboo I have is 3/4" at the most.




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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 782
From: NJ
Posted: 2013-12-01 6:38 pm   Permalink

I love the bamboo on the roof! Add me to the list of people who are jealous of your crop. I'm sure you'll find tons of crafty things you can do with it. I know to you it seems like things are going slowly but it seems to be moving along nicely to me. By this spring/summer you'll have a whole new space!
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dtel
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Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 84
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2013-12-01 9:02 pm   Permalink

Your right, it does seem like it's going slow. I guess it just feels like that because it takes just as long to cut and clean the bamboo as it did to put it in the roof.

Before it was cut it looked like this, it's in the back yard so it can grow back without leaving anything bare, it will look different for a while but there are plenty new shoots.




 
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Longboard
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Joined: Sep 25, 2012
Posts: 108
From: Twain Harte, CA
Posted: 2013-12-02 10:46 am   Permalink

that does look great now that it's complete

-Longboard


 
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dtel
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Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 84
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2013-12-02 11:36 am   Permalink

Well I did have time to work on some barstools on wet days or when I got tired of messing with bamboo.
I did 5 so far and have 3 more to do, they are industrial strength, I hate to remake things because they fall apart. The tops swivel and so far they are just coated with linseed oil, thought a finish like the top of the bar would be a little slippery.






 
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dtel
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Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 84
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2013-12-02 11:47 am   Permalink

The bottom of the pole for the stool is cut into a 4x4 so the feet are strong.



 
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dtel
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Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 84
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2013-12-10 8:46 pm   Permalink

Used the advice, Thanks, bundled the rest up and hung it to dry, hope it works OK, I will find out later.



 
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Trader Gino
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Joined: Aug 10, 2012
Posts: 68
From: La Crescenta, Ca
Posted: 2013-12-11 05:49 am   Permalink

Love the way everything looks, but boy that roof takes it! Awesome work!

 
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SoCal Savage
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Joined: Jun 20, 2013
Posts: 98
From: Los Angeles via Brooklyn NYC
Posted: 2013-12-11 9:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-12-02 11:36, dtel wrote:
Well I did have time to work on some barstools on wet days or when I got tired of messing with bamboo.
I did 5 so far and have 3 more to do, they are industrial strength, I hate to remake things because they fall apart. The tops swivel and so far they are just coated with linseed oil, thought a finish like the top of the bar would be a little slippery.








dtel - love your place. Do you have any progress pictures for the build you did on the stools? Would love to see how they came together. Great work! Mahalo.


 
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dtel
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Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 84
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2013-12-11 10:25 pm   Permalink

Thanks
I did not take any pics of those going together.I have these three still to do so I will take some as I put them together.

The poles are about 8" and cut to get the finished height when you add the swivel and seat. That is a 4" square cut into the end of the pole to give plenty room to screw on the legs to be really strong.

These poles were power poles taken down by hurricane Katrina as were the poles for the hut = free, my favorite kind.





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SoCal Savage
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Joined: Jun 20, 2013
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From: Los Angeles via Brooklyn NYC
Posted: 2013-12-12 11:13 am   Permalink

Awesome! You've captured a witco-esque look with them.

 
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dtel
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Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 84
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2013-12-17 5:34 pm   Permalink

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dtel - love your place. Do you have any progress pictures for the build you did on the stools? Would love to see how they came together. Great work! Mahalo.
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OK

This is the feet, they are 12" long and the height of a 2x6. The pole was cut out to leave a 4" square in the middle.



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dtel
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Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 84
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2013-12-17 6:01 pm   Permalink

The next piece is a 2x4 width cut to a point 7" long. Countersunk holes where 3"long screws go into the pole. 8 total around the pole.




 
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dtel
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Joined: Sep 06, 2013
Posts: 84
From: South Mississippi
Posted: 2013-12-17 6:08 pm   Permalink

Next is a footrest, make a square to fit around a pole, these are 8 1/4" screwed together and slid on the pole. They are screwed to the pole from underneath, I didn't want to screw through the top of the footrest but it does sit on it for strength. These are rounded off on the corners and the edges are rounded off with a router to smooth off the edges.



 
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