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Bamboo Slats versus Half Rounds
SoCal Savage
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Joined: Jun 20, 2013
Posts: 197
From: Los Angeles via Brooklyn NYC
Posted: 2018-06-11 01:38 am   Permalink

Hi all. It's been a very long time since I've posted on here. After dismantling my home bar about four years ago, when I moved into a new house, I am finally getting into the planning stages of converting my garage and building a new bar. I plan to do the walls in a pretty traditional way, with about 3 feet of bamboo on the bottom and about 5 feet of Luahala matting above. As I'm researching I'm trying to figure out if I would be better off using bamboo slats or half round poles for the lower part of the walls. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4943
Posted: 2018-06-11 04:56 am   Permalink

Whatever you do now is the time to buy the bamboo as they only stock that stuff mostly in spring early summer.

After that it the left over stuff nobody wants.

Maybe it's not that way where you live who knows.

I like the half rounds as it looks better, but it costs more.

Good luck!
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SoCal Savage
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Joined: Jun 20, 2013
Posts: 197
From: Los Angeles via Brooklyn NYC
Posted: 2018-06-11 08:30 am   Permalink

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On 2018-06-11 04:56, tikiskip wrote:
Whatever you do now is the time to buy the bamboo as they only stock that stuff mostly in spring early summer.

After that it the left over stuff nobody wants.

Maybe it's not that way where you live who knows.

I like the half rounds as it looks better, but it costs more.

Good luck!




Thanks Skip. Yes the half rounds are a bit more $$.


 
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4943
Posted: 2018-06-11 3:31 pm   Permalink

I got a lot that was once in the Kahiki bar, it's about three foot long.
It also has a nice cig smoke patina to it.

May put it in our pool bathroom who knows.
But it was free so every now and then you get lucky.


 
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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
Posts: 838
From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2018-06-12 6:37 pm   Permalink

To me the half rounds give it more of an authentic look. They weren't that hard to cut or work with.

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