Constructing with bamboo

What I love most about bamboo is that it grows readily into this beautiful overall long and round shape with so many different sizes and characteristics (color, size, thickness, strenghts and diameter). Its hollow functions are so useful to stick bamboo poles together without having to use various other resources or without having to change its natural shape such as with timber.

Because I sometimes hear my European friends asking me about some application, I am using this page to illustrate a few applications for bamboo that could be recreated (at home) such as the bamboo straw (given that the right bamboo species is available).

Bamboo straw production – From propagation to the final touch