Bamboo Furniture

There are over 1600 species of bamboo; it’s a fast-growing plant that’s strong and can grow anywhere. Much more sustainable than slow-growing hardwoods.

Bamboo Furniture: Chairs, Stools, and Benches

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Bamboo stools at the Green Village in Indonesia.

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Bamboo Bench by the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Art Dept.

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Bamboo stools.

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Bamboo Bench composed of 10 different types of bamboo from Colombia, China and Indonesia. Note the various colors and diameters of the bamboos. Just 4 belts of stainless steel are keeping the shape – no screws or glue. By Elena Goray and Christoph Tönges.

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Bamboo bench using raw bamboo and cast aluminum. By Gal Ben-Arav.

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Bamboo Bench.

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Bamboo chairs by Sebrae Tres Rios – Bambubrasileiro.

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Bamboo Chair by Zuarq Builders, Colombia, South America.

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Bamboo Chair made of moso bamboo by Jeff dah-yue shi.

Bamboo Jefe Chairs, photo by Bob Cow:

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Bamboo sofa and tables. Railings, floor and building are bamboo, too. Green Village, Indonesia.

Bamboo Furniture: Tables

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Bamboo table and chairs, Green Village, Bali.

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Bamboo table, Green Village, Bali.

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The bamboo table base consists of bamboo poles in a variety of different sizes and colors held together by metal belts, which eliminate the need for any screw or glue. By Elena Goray and Christoph Tönges.

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Bamboo Table made from moso bamboo, design: Ed van Engelen – Haans.

Bamboo Furniture in the Kitchen

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Bamboo Dining Set at Green Village, Indonesia.

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Bamboo sliced vertically, at Green Village, Indonesia.

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Green School Classroom, 100% bamboo, even the blackboard is made from bamboo.

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Bamboo Buffet, 700 Euros.

Bamboo Furniture And Even More

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Bamboo Ladder – 25 Euros,

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Bamboo wash basin at Green Village in Indonesia.

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Bamboo kitchen at Green Village, Indonesia.

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Bamboo Kitchen, Zuarq Builders, Colombia.

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Bamboo rail, window surrounds and ceiling. Zuarq Builders, Colombia. bambucasascarolinazuarq.blogspot

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Bamboo railing (note bamboo cut-outs in between poles) by Carolina Zuluaga,

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Bamboo 4 Poster Bed – by Dusstilldaan Experience, Jamaica.

Indonesian Bamboo Bicycle, more detailed pics:

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Green School, Indonesia’s truck.

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The BamGoo is a single-seat electric car sheathed in bamboo. The 60-kg ecologically friendly concept car was developed by Kyoto University and can run for 50 km (30 miles) on a charge.

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Bamboo stroller, watch those feet!

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Bamboo bike rack.

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Bamboo Tray by Michel Davo.

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Cut Bamboo Table Lamps. $105-$125.

Bamboo Lamp by Innovo Xuan,

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Bamboo Seed Starter.

Square Bamboo.

Grown in west-central Alabama by retired Anglican Bishop, Edward Whatley who read an article which stated that those who practice the Shinto religion in Japan have a single piece of square bamboo in their prayer corner.

Research and reading led Bishop Whatley to discover that the Japanese pioneered the technique of squaring bamboo centuries ago, but they generally stopped making it in the 1920’s.  Nowhere online or in books could he find anyone who currently squares bamboo. Hence, he set out on a journey to form his own. A Japanese friend took an interest in his project and assisted Bishop Whatley in locating the formula.

So now Bishop Whatley “squares” his own bamboo. He has found that Giant Henon Gray and Vivax, of the 8 varieties he grows, work best, though he is also experimenting with black bamboo (P. nigra).

Last year he built and set out over 100  frames. This season he will set out some 200 or more frames, with each frame being used 2 or 3 times in the season. Bishop Whatley also makes Harajuku lights and “crooked hiking sticks”.

Why Use Bamboo?

Biologists say that giant timber bamboo sequesters more carbon dioxide than any other plant…

Bamboo’s Age

Less than 30 days – good for eating
6-9 months for baskets
2-3 years for bamboo boards or laminations
3-6 years for construction
After 6 years bamboo gradually loses strength…

For long life, bamboo needs to have its starch content reduced. This is accomplished by first air drying, and then by soaking the poles in water for a few weeks. See: Spanish:

Resources for Bamboo Furniture


Readymade Bamboo Furniture

NW U.S.: (nice chairs)
In France,
In France:

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.


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  1. I am highly impressed by bamboo products on your website. I am in South Africa and like to find out if plans for the furniture are available or is there copy right on them. Bamboo growing is just starting in South Africa and I am interested in using the product for making furniture.

  2. I am Ghanaian.have been inspired by your bamboo furniture and room deco. there a way I can share with you the idea of making some of these articles? or if any one is prepared to invest in Ghana Bamboo furniture company?

  3. Hi, Please contact the makers/manufacturers of the pieces you wish to inquire about. See the link after each image. Thank you.

  4. I am Interested in the bamboo gazebo France but the website is not actual. Can I get an information where I can order it ?

  5. WOW!!! What an incredible designs, the bamboo chairs in particular blew me away, and the whole bamboo kitchen in Indonesia… I love Bamboo, anything, from bamboo lounge chairs to coffee tables. Bamboo also fits into the beach theme interior design, rustic look etc. etc. But it’s also good for the 1960s hippie look, like these lounge bamboo chairs:

    which would look amazing with white & orange bold graphic print cushions, what a statement addition to your room!

  6. Simply a capital wow for me!! incredibly beautiful and so comfortable in the eyes . I salute all those creative minds behind these designs.

  7. I really enjoyed this site. Beautiful furniture. I have just completes squaring bamboo with good results here in Alabama. I will set my frames again soon for this year’s crop. I notice you have none posted.

  8. Home Review is a leading design magazine of India.

    For our Green Products Section we would like to feature the bamboo furniture you make.

    If interested in being a part of our magazine, kindly send hi res images of the bamboo furniture and a backgrounder of your company.

    Best regards.

  9. HI, we started a first workshop on location Thailand, whereby we will transform bamboo in high valued biomass fuel… for home and smaller industries…

    We looking for serious contractors/distributors who are interested in selling a great 100% sustainable biomass fuel.

    Secondly, as we experienced this as well, Bamboo servicing a great natural plant mulch product.

    For more information:

    kinds regards,


  10. we have a lot of bamboo in the land of Indonesian region of sub tigalingga my question is how to utilize bamboo or maybe you can come to this place to give lessons in how to make bamboo and I hope you will help us in this area so that they do not live in poverty again GOD BLESS US

  11. wow…wat an incredible designs….realy i loved ths …thanks for sharing ur wonderful bamboo furniture…

  12. Finally in India ‘ ‘ Launched for complete BAMBOO Furniture and Decor. Hope they come up with new Designs and Creativity.

    Bamboo Wood being used first time in India– Very Strong and alternative to Wood.

    I am very happy to work with the Startup.

  13. I loved the incredible bamboo designs. We are a Government of Tripura, India initiative for integrated development of bamboo sector in the state. The Mission’s objectives of scaling up turnover of Bamboo sector and simultaneously increasing livelihood opportunities for poor are sought to be achieved through cluster development approach involving institution building, technological linkage, better market and credit facilities coupled with resource up gradation, working on a project mode.

    Please add citation to our website.

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