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I built a pergola on my back deck. I want to "roof" it with bamboo
poles. I'm looking for a local source of bamboo poles.

Any suggestions?

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On Apr 20, 1:20 pm, Teech wrote:
I built a pergola on my back deck. I want to "roof" it with bamboo
poles. I'm looking for a local source of bamboo poles.

Any suggestions?

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Rattan or lampac matting would work too. Still looking for a source.

Thanks.

John

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Bamboo is not really all that durable, in my experience. I guess if you
slathered on the polyurethane, it might be OK, but otherwise you could
expect it to start splitting in a year or so, and then the rot would set
in soon after.

Teech wrote:
I built a pergola on my back deck. I want to "roof" it with bamboo
poles. I'm looking for a local source of bamboo poles.

Any suggestions?

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On Apr 20, 7:44 pm, MT Byers wrote:
Bamboo is not really all that durable, in my experience. I guess if you
slathered on the polyurethane, it might be OK, but otherwise you could
expect it to start splitting in a year or so, and then the rot would set
in soon after.



Teech wrote:
I built a pergola on my back deck. I want to "roof" it with bamboo
poles. I'm looking for a local source of bamboo poles.


Any suggestions?


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Thanks for the info. I've started thinking more about shade cloth at
this point.

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Teech wrote:
On Apr 20, 7:44 pm, MT Byers wrote:

Bamboo is not really all that durable, in my experience. I guess if you
slathered on the polyurethane, it might be OK, but otherwise you could
expect it to start splitting in a year or so, and then the rot would set
in soon after.



Teech wrote:

I built a pergola on my back deck. I want to "roof" it with bamboo
poles. I'm looking for a local source of bamboo poles.


Any suggestions?


--
John- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -



Thanks for the info. I've started thinking more about shade cloth at
this point.

Speaking of shade cloth, where in the heck do you find that stuff around
here? We just put in a bunch of mesclun, and with temps flirting with
summertime levels, I think I'm gonna need some.

BTW, I've had a bamboo-and-deer-netting cover over my garden for about
three years now, and it's still going strong. I didn't just poke the
bamboo into the ground, I bought some metal spikes and stuck them in,
then slid the bamboo onto them. Works great.

MAC


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On Apr 23, 9:15 pm, MAC wrote:
Teech wrote:
On Apr 20, 7:44 pm, MT Byers wrote:


Bamboo is not really all that durable, in my experience. I guess if you
slathered on the polyurethane, it might be OK, but otherwise you could
expect it to start splitting in a year or so, and then the rot would set
in soon after.


Teech wrote:


I built a pergola on my back deck. I want to "roof" it with bamboo
poles. I'm looking for a local source of bamboo poles.


Any suggestions?


--
John- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Thanks for the info. I've started thinking more about shade cloth at
this point.


Speaking of shade cloth, where in the heck do you find that stuff around
here? We just put in a bunch of mesclun, and with temps flirting with
summertime levels, I think I'm gonna need some.

BTW, I've had a bamboo-and-deer-netting cover over my garden for about
three years now, and it's still going strong. I didn't just poke the
bamboo into the ground, I bought some metal spikes and stuck them in,
then slid the bamboo onto them. Works great.

MAC- Hide quoted text -

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I did a Google search on "shade cloth" and you have lots of options.
Locally? I don't know.

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Teech wrote:
On Apr 23, 9:15 pm, MAC wrote:

Teech wrote:

On Apr 20, 7:44 pm, MT Byers wrote:


Bamboo is not really all that durable, in my experience. I guess if you
slathered on the polyurethane, it might be OK, but otherwise you could
expect it to start splitting in a year or so, and then the rot would set
in soon after.


Teech wrote:


I built a pergola on my back deck. I want to "roof" it with bamboo
poles. I'm looking for a local source of bamboo poles.


Any suggestions?


--
John- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Thanks for the info. I've started thinking more about shade cloth at
this point.


Speaking of shade cloth, where in the heck do you find that stuff around
here? We just put in a bunch of mesclun, and with temps flirting with
summertime levels, I think I'm gonna need some.

BTW, I've had a bamboo-and-deer-netting cover over my garden for about
three years now, and it's still going strong. I didn't just poke the
bamboo into the ground, I bought some metal spikes and stuck them in,
then slid the bamboo onto them. Works great.

MAC- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -



I did a Google search on "shade cloth" and you have lots of options.
Locally? I don't know.

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Just found the motherload at the Wal-Mart in Wake Forest. They're out in
the garden area and come in various sizes, shapes and colors, including
green, gray and black. Didn't see a price, unfortunately.
MAC
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On Apr 28, 1:28 am, MAC wrote:
Teech wrote:
On Apr 23, 9:15 pm, MAC wrote:


Teech wrote:


On Apr 20, 7:44 pm, MT Byers wrote:


Bamboo is not really all that durable, in my experience. I guess if you
slathered on the polyurethane, it might be OK, but otherwise you could
expect it to start splitting in a year or so, and then the rot would set
in soon after.


Teech wrote:


I built a pergola on my back deck. I want to "roof" it with bamboo
poles. I'm looking for a local source of bamboo poles.


Any suggestions?


--
John- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Thanks for the info. I've started thinking more about shade cloth at
this point.


Speaking of shade cloth, where in the heck do you find that stuff around
here? We just put in a bunch of mesclun, and with temps flirting with
summertime levels, I think I'm gonna need some.


BTW, I've had a bamboo-and-deer-netting cover over my garden for about
three years now, and it's still going strong. I didn't just poke the
bamboo into the ground, I bought some metal spikes and stuck them in,
then slid the bamboo onto them. Works great.


MAC- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


I did a Google search on "shade cloth" and you have lots of options.
Locally? I don't know.


--
John


Just found the motherload at the Wal-Mart in Wake Forest. They're out in
the garden area and come in various sizes, shapes and colors, including
green, gray and black. Didn't see a price, unfortunately.
MAC- Hide quoted text -

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WF is a bit far for me. I'll look at WalMarts closer and see.
However, i'm needing a single piece that is 12 x 18. Not sure if
they'll carry something that large.

Thanks,
John

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On 28 Apr 2007 06:47:25 -0700 in .com Teech wrote:
On Apr 28, 1:28 am, MAC wrote:
Teech wrote:
On Apr 23, 9:15 pm, MAC wrote:


Teech wrote:


On Apr 20, 7:44 pm, MT Byers wrote:


Bamboo is not really all that durable, in my experience. I guess if you
slathered on the polyurethane, it might be OK, but otherwise you could
expect it to start splitting in a year or so, and then the rot would set
in soon after.


Teech wrote:


I built a pergola on my back deck. I want to "roof" it with bamboo
poles. I'm looking for a local source of bamboo poles.


Any suggestions?


--
John- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Thanks for the info. I've started thinking more about shade cloth at
this point.


Speaking of shade cloth, where in the heck do you find that stuff around
here? We just put in a bunch of mesclun, and with temps flirting with
summertime levels, I think I'm gonna need some.


BTW, I've had a bamboo-and-deer-netting cover over my garden for about
three years now, and it's still going strong. I didn't just poke the
bamboo into the ground, I bought some metal spikes and stuck them in,
then slid the bamboo onto them. Works great.


MAC- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


I did a Google search on "shade cloth" and you have lots of options.
Locally? I don't know.


--
John


Just found the motherload at the Wal-Mart in Wake Forest. They're out in
the garden area and come in various sizes, shapes and colors, including
green, gray and black. Didn't see a price, unfortunately.
MAC- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


WF is a bit far for me. I'll look at WalMarts closer and see.
However, i'm needing a single piece that is 12 x 18. Not sure if
they'll carry something that large.


There's always farm tek, and charly's greenhouse supplies
for mailorder.


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