Monday, July 26, 2010

Frog Rescue Team

Jes saving some frogs from a Pompeii-like fate.

We poured the column foundations today. Pictures soon to come!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bamboo Beautification

Tired of dull, unprotected bamboo?

Our sanding days are nearly over, and we have started experimenting with various finishes for our bamboo. The factors we are considering include protection from the elements, easy application, low maintenance, and a natural aesthetic. As of now, we are most impressed by a clear Polyurethane water based finish (pictured). As can be seen in the two treated poles on the outsides, the finish not only creates a protective layer, but also brings out the natural texture and colors of the bamboo.

There's a lot of bamboo finishing work coming up, so let us know if you're interested in helping out during this phase!