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Bamboo is becoming an increasingly popular material for everything from fabric to flooring, and recently has come into it own, especially in the area or furniture construction. Sustainably produced, strong, durable, and inexpensive, bamboo in now being used for unique and beautiful bamboo furniture pieces for both the bedroom, dining room, and living room areas. In addition, Bamboo is a great Eco-Friendly choice, being one of the most renewable resources on the planet. In fact, it can grow up to 46 inches in just one day! Bamboo is also a excellent carbon sequester absorbing carbon out of the atmosphere and binning it in an inert form in the fiber of the plant, as many trees and plants do. Learn More
Sustainable Timeless Bamboo Beauty
Below is a simple guide that contains information on how to buy, care for, and incorporate bamboo furniture into your home.
Bamboo Furniture Guide
Bamboo & Planet Earth:
Bamboo is scientifically classified as a grass and is extremely fast growing. It is also found on almost every continent and can grow in many diverse climates. When cut, bamboo will send up new shoots and quickly regrow. In addition, bamboo doesn't need fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides to thrive. Better for life and better for the environment.
- Bamboo & Furniture: Bamboo has been used to make furniture for centuries. Common types of bamboo furniture include table and chair sets, beds, cabinets, and dressers. The bamboo furniture manufactured today is most often layered bamboo, fused together resulting in a bamboo timber product that is more durable and strong than solid oak wood. This type of furniture also is an excellent load weight bearer, and will not shrink or expand in moist or dry environments.
- Buying bamboo furniture: Here are a few things to look for when you're shopping for high-quality, Eco-Friendly bamboo furniture. Search for pieces made with real bamboo rather than a bamboo veneer, which often has particleboard as the interior product. Choose bamboo furniture with more eco-friendly water-based stains, or waxes. It is generally a good idea to purchase bamboo furniture from companies that specialize in bamboo furniture.
- Caring for bamboo furniture: Bamboo Furniture can be cared for in the same manner as regular solid wood or composite furniture. Spot clean the furniture with a solution of water and mild detergent when needed. Eco-friendly cleaning solutions are available that work well on bamboo furniture. Clean up spills immediately to lessen the chance of stains, as with any furniture piece.
- Decorating with bamboo furniture: Bamboo furniture has become very popular in recent years, and the variety of styles available is expanding. The natural tones and colors, work great in a variety of home and office environments, adding a touch of Asian or Japanese influence to any room in which it is placed.
The Quality and Beauty of Eco-Friendly Bamboo
Purchasing Eco-Friendly Bamboo Furniture from Haiku Designs contributes to environmental stewardship and the practice of keeping our planet clean and safe from harmful chemicals. Renewable resources ensure that we will be able to continue creating and developing beauty from nature.
Bamboo is an eco-friendly, renewable resource grown in sustainable forests. Bamboo can grow into full maturity in just about 4 years or so.
Warp, Chip & Crack Resistant
Known for its natural beauty and flexibility, bamboo hardwood is less likely to warp, chip or crack than other solid woods.
30% Stronger Than Oak
The bamboo hardwood used in all Haiku Designs furniture is 30% stronger than solid oak.
Premium Quality Materials
We only use solid bamboo wood — No bamboo laminate, MDF board, particle board interior or other low quality materials.
Ultra Low Off-gassing
Our Eco-Friendly bamboo furniture reduces off-gassing and toxic emissions to ultra low levels for your health and for the Earth.
100% Natural Materials
Our furniture is built from 100% Natural Bamboo and will naturally stay consistently durable while also being mold resistant.
Bamboo serves as a strong carbon sequester, releasing 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than a tree, helping to reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Make a difference in not only your health, but also the world by choosing Eco-Friendly Bamboo Furniture from Haiku Designs.
Each bamboo culm used in the production of Haiku Designs Eco-Friendly Bamboo Furniture products is individually selected and hand harvested. See the farmer’s age markers on the bamboo culms. No heavy equipment is brought into the bamboo forests which would damage the integrity of the forest floors. This preserves the eco-system of the native bamboo forest, and leaves the bamboo root system intact, from which new bamboo shoots will emerge and grow the following year.
Our eco-friendly bamboo furniture qualifies for MR6 (Rapidly Renewable Materials), MR7 (FSC Certified Wood Products) and IEQ4.5 (Low Emitting Material-Systems Furniture and Seating) credits!