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Old 23rd October 2005, 05:29 AM   #11
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Not here at least, but maybe in some countries. Thats just insufficient regulation of the wood industry if that happens.

I'm the owner of a very very large reforesting non-profit in my area... and yes... that's exactly what they do



that or they clear cut a few thousand acres it for housing and don't replant a single tree in any yards... or maybe 1 or 2

also they don't use the wood they cut down for housing... it simply goes to landfills...

at least that's what we are lobbying to stop
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Old 23rd October 2005, 05:34 AM   #12
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Too bad if that's what they do. That problem is almost non-existing here. But that is largely because large forests had been clear cut already 200 - 300 years ago and some people were clever enough to realize the forests wouldn't last forever. The wood industry actually started large scale voluntary replantations around 1850, and in 1903 we got the first laws that required replantation. Our problem now is that mother nature herself clearcut very large forest areas last winter, so we are swamped with timber that wasn't supposed to be cut down. It most certainly will be replanted though.
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Old 23rd October 2005, 08:03 AM   #13
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that or they clear cut a few thousand acres it for housing and don't replant a single tree in any yards... or maybe 1 or 2
and then they put duties on imports from canada - where we reforest quite intensely.
Even under clearcut conditions, the clearcuts are now in app. 160 acre cutblocks with sufficient distance to the next block to permit game to still be abundant. I'm a hunter, so I care.

Anyway, this product looks rather attractive. The question is - what natural habitats are going to be destroyed if they start this as competiton to regular wood products from trees in countries that have more ore less tough forestry laws?

Bamboo being very tough should need no further protection or finish than a coat of laquer.
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Old 23rd October 2005, 08:11 AM   #14
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and then they put duties on imports from canada - where we reforest quite intensely.
Even under clearcut conditions, the clearcuts are now in app. 160 acre cutblocks with sufficient distance to the next block to permit game to still be abundant. I'm a hunter, so I care.

Anyway, this product looks rather attractive. The question is - what natural habitats are going to be destroyed if they start this as competiton to regular wood products from trees in countries that have more ore less tough forestry laws?

Bamboo being very tough should need no further protection or finish than a coat of laquer.
they have duties here... but they don't care... it's big business

we've lost well over 40% of the total canopy in Charlotte North Carolina since 1992...

it's absurd

that's permanent loss BTW without any replanting
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Old 23rd October 2005, 10:49 AM   #15
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Default managed forests

Large managed forests in the US are just agribusiness , they are mono cultures. They are relatively sterile places. When cleared they become really sterile. Regrowth it slow no matter what the species. I have no idea if US forests are cutting smaller areas to allow wild life to retreat but displacing wild life usually is a death sentence to it . if there is a place for it , then there is something in that place and it knows where it is.

I really no nothing about the management of commercial bamboo forests, but as a grass the growth bud is below ground level , so unlike trees if you don't disturb root stock it regrows from the root without replanting. If you time the harvest at a time of plenty , the displaced wild life maybe be able to support itself while the harvested forest regrows as growth cycle is much faster

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Old 23rd October 2005, 12:16 PM   #16
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Old 23rd October 2005, 12:41 PM   #17
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I have done speaker stands with bamboo cutting boards.
Simple, 1 small cutting board for the top and larger one for the bottom of the stand.
Used broom stick cut in half so that I get 6 pieces of 60cm pieces.
I screw 3 pieces of the stick per stand and voila. $15 for a pair of speaker stand.
Could have them even more exotic looking by using real bamboo sticks, but haven't found any yet.

As for making speaker enclosure with those boards, I am still hesitating as them seem to resonate a lot.
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Old 23rd October 2005, 04:50 PM   #18
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Hey, I have become quite into "green" products as of lately, and a while back remembered seeing Bamboo flooring. It was nice because, besides looking nice and being durable, Bamboo is a reed, like grass sorta, and grows much quicker than tree's. I recently bought a bunch of bamboo cutting boards and noticed that the construction was like a butchblock or plywood construction. I looked around and found a few places that sell actual Bampoo plywood, and was wondering if anyone had ever thought of using it as a speaker enclosure material before, and if so, what they thought. If not check it out and let me know what you think, good or bad. Its quite attractive.

http://www.wfibamboo.com/home.html
Hi,
I am quite exciting with your idea. In my country, bamboo is very very cheap and we also export bamboo flooring to US market.
We also export MDF but if bamboo flooring can be good to make enclosure, I thing it can save a lots of money.
The appearance of bammbo flooring is nice and I also though than even it pressed, still in low densitive and I hope some one can tell us if bamboo flooring is good to make enclosure.
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Old 23rd October 2005, 05:04 PM   #19
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Awesome looking cabinets! Thanks for the pic.

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I think I have read the bamboo is very strong for it's weight (when compared to other woods).
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