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The Craft & Art of Bamboo, Revised & Updated: 30 Eco-Friendly Projects to Make for Home & Garden Paperback – January 6, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Books; Original edition (January 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600593399
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600593390
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #627,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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“[Bamboo] is increasingly being used for garden structures…and the projects in this book reflect that trend…Few books are available on this topic, so this should be welcome in all garden and crafts collections.”—Library Journal

 

“The book’s mood is at one with nature: a loose flowing text around color photographs, black-and-white illustrations, step-by-step how-tos, and boxed commentaries.”—Booklist.

Customer Reviews

This book has great pictures, detailed directions and great projects.
Cynthia A Rosenberg
Very unique uses of bamboo, especially if you want inspiration for both in and outdoors.
Elyse
For those with a source of bamboo readily available, I highly recommend this book.
Cat Martin

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Cat Martin on March 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
When at all possible, I look for books at the library first, check them out and decide from there whether they are worth adding to my collection permanently. This book made the grade in my opinion! Great pictures, wonderful projects and complete instructions to produce your own. For those with a source of bamboo readily available, I highly recommend this book. For those, like myself, who do not have a resource for bamboo nearby, my thoughts run to willow and other fairly straight, smooth watersprouts and limbs from trees. In any case, this book gave me projects and ideas, which is why I added it to my collection.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael James-Long on February 11, 2009
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There are very few texts about bamboo that educate and qualify as a hands-on learning guide. This is the best available.
Revised and updated with chapters emphasizing bamboo's "eco-friendly properties" and its future as a wood alternative and biofuel, The Craft & Art of Bamboo, Revised & Updated: 30 Eco-Friendly Projects to Make for Home & Garden by Carol Stangler, should be in everyone's library with an interest in this ubiquitous plant.
You WILL enjoy! Also makes a great gift.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. H. Gerdts Schroeder on February 13, 2009
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Carol, I received your revised & updated book and I LOVE it! I really like the new chapters on bamboo's eco-friendly properties and think they add a lot to an already exceptional book! As a lover of all things bamboo, your book has made me appreciate even more its beauty and function, and the importance of bamboo in local and global eco-systems!

I would recommend this bamboo cult classic to anyone who is interested in unique green home and garden projects, bamboo as an alternative to wood and fossil fuels, and gorgeous photographs of this graceful, renewable grass...one of the world's oldest and greenest natural resources!

GO CRAFT AND ART OF BAMBOO!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Barber on September 10, 2009
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A beautifully illustrated and very informative book that details bamboo types, growing conditions and best of all, how to turn this wonderful plant into useful projects. The gates, in particular, inspire the reader to get right out there and build them because they are such a worth while and gorgeous addition to any garden. Smaller projects, such as garden trellises, are entirely manageable and the furniture building ideas spark creativity. I built a a 6 foot wide by 5 foot tall trellis to support peas that has really added to the beauty of my vegatable garden and elicits great comments from neighbors and passers-by alike. I need to add that the book was so fairly priced I couldn't pass it up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arkay on December 24, 2012
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This book surprised me in that it is far more useful than I would have thought (judging by the cover and some of the topics covered). Yeah, there are some cheesy craft projects shown... but there are some great ideas on how to build bamboo fences that mimick traditional Japanese fences using western techniques and that's what I was most interested in when I bought it. It's an inexpensive book that's actually worth much more than the cover price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By the ranch on November 10, 2011
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This book is beautifully done- there are not only pictures and instruction for a wide variety of projects using bamboo, but also explanations of the type of tools needed. I was so impressed that I have bought a second copy as a gift for a friend.
Shipping and quality were excellent.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 31, 2009
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Nicely illustrated with good instructions. However, what I was looking for were bamboo projects that I could adapt to use the giant reed that grows in my yard. I didn't find this inspiring for my purposes, but the sections on tools and techniques are useful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia A Rosenberg on October 29, 2012
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This book has great pictures, detailed directions and great projects. Highly recommend for people of all skill levels. Really shows the many creative uses of bamboo
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