Email from ‘Plyboo’…

I’ve had two replies to an email I sent to ‘Plyboo’ a couple of days ago, with regards to the use of their materials for steam bending in furniture manufacture:

There was a company (I’m not sure if they are still around) called Modern Bamboo that produced furniture whereby they did extreme bending by steaming our 2mm solid bamboo veneer, and building layers to different thicknesses using a template.

www.modernbamboo.com/collections/originals/spring-chair

I don’t know of anyone who is steaming and bending our bamboo plywood to make furniture. Since people kurf and bend these panels, I would assume that the thinner 1/4″ panel could be steamed and bent, I just don’t know to what degree.

The other email read:

Steam bending can be done, we would recommend a 2mm or 3mm board for furniture applications.

This is positive, it seems sustainable bamboo suppliers would support furniture producers.

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