Bamboo Single Sheet
All the way from China, this is 1/16" thick, sanded bamboo - milled specially for building skateboards. Non-carbonized, it has a natural light-honey color.
Bamboo boards have great properties for riding, in that it gives you back as much rebound as you put into it.
THESE SHEETS ARE NOT SOLD SEPARATELY (see specs for details)
The sheet size is 10.5 x 46”.
Bamboo Veneer Single Sheet
- long grain only
- 10.5 x 46 x 1/16”
Bamboo sheets are made of many vertical strips, sanded and glued together. Our bamboo stock is milled to a thickness that is suitable for bending into pretty radical curves, however not as extreme as maple or birch.
NOTE: THESE SHEETS ARE NOT SOLD SEPARATELY - please order along with another Longboard (48") veneer pack. We cannot ship these sheets on their own as they will easily bend and crack in shipping. If you place an order of these veneer sheets only, we will refund your order back to you.
As this is a new material for us, we will be posting tutorials online when we (and our customers) experiment with this fine stock.
Experiment making an all-bamboo board, or use this as a top or bottom sheet, or other combination of a hybrid of maple and bamboo.
Best Vacuum Bag size: 20 x 70” Thin Air Press TPK20
Bamboo is very fragile. Splits are a fact of life with this stock. Even gentle handling will likely result in sheets splitting or even breaking completely along the glue lines. Shipping increases the chance of splits, despite our careful packing. If you order this stock, you will most likely encounter splits, however the sheets are entirely useable.
Please do not contact us to tell us there are splits. Simply apply glue to those lines while pressing your board. Once dried, the board will be very strong.
Q: What type of glue do I use with bamboo?
A: Same as with the maple and birch, Titebond III.
Q: Is bamboo the lightest veneer?
A: No. We made 3 identical shaped pintails, and here are the weights: Maple: 1.8 kg (3.968 lbs)
Bamboo: 1.6 kg (3.527 lbs)
Birch: 1.5 kg (3.300 lbs)
Q: For a 100% bamboo board, what about cross band sheets?
A: We recommend either using maple or birch cross grain sheets, or you can make your own using bamboo, by cutting and edge-joining sheets yourself. The skateboard industry sometimes uses no cross band and applies fiberglass to help strengthen.
Q: How easy is bamboo to work with?
A: It is very easy to cut and sand, although not as nice smelling as maple or birch!
Q: Will using a bamboo sheet as a cosmetic layer affect how my maple board works?
A: A single bamboo bottom sheet will not affect the pop of an otherwise maple board