furniture is attractive to many people because it brings with it a
different look and feel that many other kinds of furniture lack. Despite
this, bamboo furniture should not be purchased based solely on aesthetics.
There are actually a number of things that a person should consider
before he or she purchases bamboo furniture.
Some things that should be considered include:
• Will it crack? – One of the things that some people
buying bamboo furniture worry about is if the bamboo furniture will
crack. This is a valid concern since bamboo is often less solid than
other types of wood. The manufacturers of bamboo furniture that put
a high priority on making sure the wood stays in good shape will immunize
the bamboo by emulsion and then air dry the bamboo for a couple of
This process is known to reduce the moisture content approximately
12 percent. This helps keep the bamboo from cracking and allows you
to use the bamboo furniture in dry climates in European and North
• Will it bug me? – Some people are (literally) bugged
by insects that sometimes infest bamboo furniture. It is important
to make sure that the bamboo furniture maker is able to kill all the
bugs and insects without the use of dangerous chemicals. The immunization
process used by many industry leaders also is able to protect the
bamboo furniture from any potential future attacks that may occur.
In short, the immunization process changes the molecular composition
of the bamboo and makes it unattractive to pests.
• Will it be scratched? – One of the worries with bamboo
furniture is that the furniture will become scratched easily. If the
bamboo has been properly treated before it is used to make furniture,
it is difficult to scratch the stain on the bamboo furniture. There
are specialized finishes that are made and used which are designed
to preserve the color finishes of furniture.
• Will it scratch other things? – One of the concerns
about bamboo furniture or any other kind of wood furniture is that
it could scratch a wooden floor that it sets on. In order to protect
wooden floors, a thin rubber pad is often attached to the underside
of each bamboo leg.
• Will a box spring be needed? – If you plan to buy bamboo
furniture in the form of a bed, you may be wondering what to do with
your box spring. Although you can use the box spring with a bed like
this, you may want to think twice before you do. Many bamboo beds
feature a split bamboo mattress support system. This support system
can allow you to get all the support you need without the use of box
Seriously considering each of these questions and concerns is the
best idea if you are hoping to buy bamboo furniture anytime in the
near future. If you are satisfied with the answers you get, you most
certainly will also be satisfied with how the bamboo looks in your
home. This means that all your bases will be covered and that you
can buy the bamboo furniture you want.