Bamboo Options for Custom Cabinets
Choosing bamboo for your custom cabinets doesn’t mean your décor inspirations are limited to Gilligan’s Island reruns. Bamboo is a versatile material that can work in crisp, clean Asian-inspired, modern, and even traditional styles. Bamboo’s strength and natural resistance to swelling at high moisture levels make it a practical choice, too, for kitchens and bathroom cabinetry, and sustainable harvesting can make bamboo a green building option. Take a look at a few examples of the custom made cabinetry our CustomMade artisans have created from bamboo.
Since bamboo is a grass and cannot be milled like a tree, its stalks are sliced into strips that are then laminated together. The resulting boards can either have a “vertical grain,” a surface created with the edges of the strips that looks more like actual wood grain, or a “horizontal grain,” a surface created with the cross-sections of the strips that shows off the bamboo’s traditional knuckle pattern.
Contact Patrick Kennedy of Superior Woodcraft, Inc., or James Farris of Jim Farris Cabinets and discuss your ideas and options for bamboo custom cabinets.
For this Asian-inspired custom bath set, Nassau Design Build used bamboo panels for the vanity countertop and legs and bamboo strips set into a plywood substrate for the cabinet door panels. Get in touch with Ken Kohles and explore an eco-friendly bamboo option for your bathroom cabinetry.
The challenge: a modern master bath remodel in a 19th century Colonial home for a client who wanted a “masculine aesthetic” for the new scheme. The result: this bathroom remodel by Feinmann, Inc., with a custom bamboo vanity and built-in cabinetry complementing the natural stone elements. What else can bamboo do? Contact Peter Feinmann and talk it over.
Remember that custom cabinets don’t have to be built-ins. As with custom bookcases, you can choose between built-in or freestanding designs. These bamboo cabinets and sideboards by Glendon Good Custom Fabricating, with bamboo cabinet doors and drawers, aluminum frames, and stainless steel hardware, would be wonderful additions to any contemporary dining room or kitchen. Contact Glendon Good and share your ideas for furniturized bamboo cabinetry.
To get started on custom cabinets for your home, post your ideas on the CustomMade “Get it Made” project board and have interested artisans contact you. Like bamboo? Specify it in your inquiry and then discuss your options with the custom maker of your choice.