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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2021, 12:27:57 PM »
Damn you guy's :banghead: Guess I'm going to have to try some. Now where to find it cheap...........

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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2021, 12:34:41 PM »
Its not real cheap!!  A chunk from Big Jim might be the best way to get yer feet wet on it.
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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2021, 02:31:33 PM »
Also the way it's made there is not gonna be grain run out a plus for building curves
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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2021, 02:39:28 PM »
Actually I just saw some last week, along with a bunch of other assorted flooring down at our local Habitat for Humanity. You guys need to check alternative resources. C-list for materials, building recycle stores, etc.

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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2021, 10:51:02 AM »
Hey Flem Habitat for Humanity is where I got mine years ago, all together about 8 box's vertical bamboo flooring, did'nt pay more than 5 to 10 bucks a box. Still have plenty for the rest of my bow making projects.

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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2021, 11:30:56 AM »
I’ve ordered it and had it shipped. Basically I called and discussed how I wanted it ripped and packaged and shipped to maximize product shipped vs cost. So if I remember correctly they sent like strips cut out of sheets and so the packaging was good. Heck I am still going through it.

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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2021, 11:32:48 AM »
Hey Flem Habitat for Humanity is where I got mine years ago, all together about 8 box's vertical bamboo flooring, did'nt pay more than 5 to 10 bucks a box. Still have plenty for the rest of my bow making projects.

That was a good score :thumbsup: I need to go back when they open the retail shop this week and see if it's vertical. Although I don't know why it would matter if it was manufactured vertical or horizontal, it's a bunch of little strips and a lot of glue lines either way.

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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2021, 02:42:39 PM »
Flem you want the vertical not the horizontal, vertical is full uncut strips glued together the horizontal is alot of little pieces glued together, I know from my experience that the horizontal will not hold up, maybe for a short time but I would not trust it.

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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2021, 03:40:11 PM »
Can someone post pictures of vertical and horizontal so I will know how to identify it if I run across it somewhere?
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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2021, 03:43:42 PM »
Can someone post pictures of vertical and horizontal so I will know how to identify it if I run across it somewhere?

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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2021, 03:48:26 PM »
My whole meaning for this Topic was.
Picking it up at your Local Lowes or Home Depot with NO shipping cost for a 60# box.
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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2021, 04:35:59 PM »
Shipping can be a deal killer for sure. That flooring was popular for time. I wonder if the big stores don't stock it any longer because the popularity wore off? Or maybe they are waiting for the Bamboo forests to catch up with demand :biglaugh:

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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2021, 02:36:55 AM »
Reply #9  has s black box that says the image is no longer available. :dunno:
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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2021, 07:52:29 AM »
Reply #9  has s black box that says the image is no longer available. :dunno:

I will fix it :thumbsup:

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The horizontal I saw had filler wood under the top layer of boo, not any good
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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2021, 11:14:30 AM »
I think the picture might be a little misleading depending on the manufacturer, the finished face may show the horizontal pieces glued jointed the  whole vertical way only, but underneath it is glue jointed horizontally also throughout, this I found out by looking at the unfinished back side of the board, or if you cut the top layer off you can see how the inside is jointed vertical and horizontal, how ever the finished top layer if not jointed horizontally can be used if thick enough. I think the vertical is still better for strength and performance.

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Re: Vertical toast Solid Bamboo Flooring 5/8" x 5" wide x 38-5/8"
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2021, 11:26:10 AM »
I may add that the vertical bamboo Flooring I have is solid unjointed edged grain strips the full length or the board, that's not to say all manufacture's do it that way. Of course any joints in the lam horizontally will make a good breaking point.

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