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Making Fake Bamboo
Tacky Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: Tackyville, N. CA
Posted: 2004-01-05 7:33 pm   Permalink

Hi guys!

How about paint colors? Any that work better than others? I'm a landscape design student and I'd love to be able to make some fake bamboo!

Bondo-at auto parts stores?

Mahalo!



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pariartspaul
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Joined: Dec 20, 2003
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From: Martiniland, California
Posted: 2004-01-06 2:59 pm   Permalink

Yes, Bondo that you get at the auto parts place is the stuff! You have maybe 5 minutes to work with it before it get rock hard. After you can sand it.
For paint, I found Rustoleum works great and lasts for years (for outside stuff). The have an ochre kind of color that's good for a base coat. You can tint it with brown, black, white - all standard Rustoleum colors. I think they come in pint or quart cans - and you brush it on. Make sure to get paint thinner too.


 
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Biotron2000
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Posted: 2004-03-18 1:46 pm   Permalink

Would you (or anyone) mind sharing the painting techniques used to attain the bamboo look? I can roll paint onto a wall but my expertise ends there.

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pariartspaul
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Posted: 2004-03-21 08:12 am   Permalink

Yes, as I said Rustoleum works really well on the metal and bondo. I use the regular glossy Rustoleum, it gives a nice finish. First a light sanding overall, then I mix an ochre type color for the base coat using Rustoleum's off the shelf yellow ochre mixed with just a little brown and white to tone it down and give a more natural look. Then let it dry all day.
Once the base color is dry, I wet blend the finish colors by starting with the ochre base color again, and then blend some brown where the segment separations are, and then some lighter areas (ochre mixed with white) on the longer sections. For variety, you can mix a little green in here and there to make it look like newer bamboo.
After this coat is dry to the touch, you can come in with some matte black and a teeny brush to paint cracks and splits in here and there, this really finishes it off well and makes it look authentic.
And really, I find the best thing to do is to have some real bamboo with you to use as a color model.


 
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captnkirk
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From: Hockessin, Delaware
Posted: 2004-03-28 8:58 pm   Permalink

I have seen the PVC bamboo before, but it was a commercial product called "Duracane". It is PVC and already painted exactly like bamboo some one in Flordia sells it.

 
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tikiboy
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Joined: May 11, 2002
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From: Alameda Island, CA
Posted: 2004-03-31 01:08 am   Permalink

This PVC trick works great. I used it for a bar rail around the edge of my Tiki Bar. I used 2inch PVC and glued it together using elbows at the corners. Next I used Plumbers Putty, a epoxy product with the consistancy of clay. I just sliced off a piece of it, kneaded it until pliable, then wrappped it around the PVC and formed it into a ridge like bamboo has at the joints. I even poked it with a pointy stick to form the little holes where the branches would have been. A little sanding and paint and Voila, Instant Bamboo.
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pariartspaul
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From: Martiniland, California
Posted: 2004-03-31 08:23 am   Permalink

tikiboy, great tip! That plummer's putty is amazing stuff, it can get it expensive if you need to to a lot of areas, but it does sculpt wonderfully and dries rock hard.

 
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Spaceboy
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Posted: 2007-07-31 9:00 pm   Permalink


I just tried the score with a knife and blow torch method on some old PVC I had laying around. Wow! I was amazed. Look:


This is just painted with amber shellac afterward, no paint. I'm sure with some paint it would look better. I think the shellac melts the surface of the PVC a little, so it's difficult to get a smooth coat.

It's easy to bend the PVC once it's hot. You can make it slightly crooked if you want and you can control how much the nodes bulge out by compressing or pulling the segments. The thinner PVC works better (faster).

Thanks Paul!

-Don


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-08-01 8:40 pm   Permalink

Those look great Don!
Now lets see that Kahiki fireplace replica
you did.


 
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Tornhalo
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Posted: 2007-08-01 8:57 pm   Permalink

I'd really like to see a step by step photo series for that one Spaceboy..

 
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Vinman
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Posted: 2007-08-02 08:30 am   Permalink

Wow, that looks great. I'm definitely gonna have to try that for some of my backyard projects. What is the diameter of the larger piece in that picture?
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2007-08-02 09:27 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-08-01 20:40, tikiskip wrote:
Those look great Don!
Now lets see that Kahiki fireplace replica
you did.





 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-08-02 11:23 am   Permalink

COOL!

 
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harro
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2007-08-02 6:25 pm   Permalink

great thread!!!
love to see some more pics too.


 
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Spaceboy
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Posted: 2007-08-02 10:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-08-02 08:30, Vinman wrote:
Wow, that looks great. I'm definitely gonna have to try that for some of my backyard projects. What is the diameter of the larger piece in that picture?




Thanks. It's a piece of schedule 40 2" (inside diameter) pipe. The smaller one I believe is schedule 20 1.5"


 
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