End grain bamboo cabinets with end grain bamboo counter tops

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Upon seeing a bamboo cutting board in December of 2003, I decided I wanted to re-due my kitchen counters with endgrain bamboo. I had a delta table saw and some bar clamps at the time. ( was a home builder ) This is what my kitchen looked like by the time I got done.

-- Laguna Bamboo

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#1 posted 04-30-2010 10:11 PM

very nice. elegant

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#2 posted 04-30-2010 10:27 PM

Wow! Excellent work.

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#3 posted 04-30-2010 10:56 PM

that looks great… nice work and awesome results…

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#4 posted 04-30-2010 11:19 PM

Rob – I glued up the end grain in small L shaped blocks – off setting the grain to create a pattern. Than I glue the bocks together off setting it enough so that I would get a piece that I could cut out the radius of approx 2 inches wide. Than I glued all the blocks together. Within the center of that radius I screwed the whole piece down to a piece of 3/4” plywood. Making sure the screws were in the center so I would not hit them when I routed out the piece. Using a router and a circle jig, that I hooked up to my vac pump. cut the outer shape first and than the field material next. When it all fit like a glove, it confirmed my belief in a supreme being.

-- Laguna Bamboo

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#5 posted 04-30-2010 11:37 PM

I like it! Great modern look! Great website too.
What did you use for cabinet doors? Plyboo type of material? What thickness? I was considering making cabinets from bamboo ply, but heard complaints about it warping. Where did you get your material?
Thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 05-01-2010 12:28 AM

Viktor – I suggest using plyboo. They make a good product.

-- Laguna Bamboo

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#7 posted 05-01-2010 04:16 AM

very nice..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#8 posted 05-01-2010 04:19 AM

The doors and drawer fronts look great, hell so does that counter top. That really looks nice, one of the best I have seen here.

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#9 posted 05-01-2010 05:44 AM

Man I really like that. I would love to try using bamboo as lumber substitute but I can’t seem to find a supplier in the Dallas area. The nearest Plyboo distributor is in Houston..

So how much does Plyboo plywood cost? Is it comparable to 3/4” 4×8 Oak or Birch prices?

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#10 posted 05-01-2010 06:06 AM

Wow! I love that kitchen. I’d love to see some close-ups of the counter & shelf doors & drawers.

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#11 posted 05-01-2010 06:57 AM

I been interested in Plyboo too for while, but all I can find are a few websites that sell sheets for close to $200 each.

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#12 posted 05-01-2010 07:09 AM

All I can say is WOW
Very nice..

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#13 posted 05-02-2010 05:42 AM

Nice kitchen.

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#14 posted 05-02-2010 05:47 PM

Looks great. I love the look of bamboo. It’s very “grounding”

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#15 posted 05-16-2010 03:48 PM

Absolutely stunning! Now, you can come over and do my kitchen!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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