PlaqueMaker: As a material, bamboo is a very popular choice with our customers – who really love it. Lightweight and good for the environment, bamboo is a beautiful wood choice for our signs, plaques, awards, individual letters, picture frames, ornaments, wine sets, desk plates, name tags, BBQ sets, coasters, pen cases, flash drive key chains and garden signs. Many PlaqueMaker plaques can be ordered using a bamboo upgrade, too.
The bamboo plant is actually several varieties of fast-growing grass that rises in height from three inches to several feet in just one day. It flourishes all over the world in nearly every climate. Because it grows so efficiently, it is considered a highly sustainable plant.
Cultivated bamboo canes or culms have incredible strength and versatility. Construction workers often use bamboo to lay floors. In some parts of the world, it can be used to build entire houses. Ancient artisans used bamboo to create weapons and paper. Nowadays, people use it to manufacture bicycles, utensils, fabric, furniture … and beautiful custom engraved or printed products from PlaqueMaker!
Our bamboo products are perfect for green offices and homes. In addition to its modern look and durability, bamboo is known to produce up to 35% more oxygen than a whole stand of trees. Ideal for indoor use, bamboo can be used outdoors with care. It will weather naturally over the years. Warping or fading can occur without regular maintenance, however. Avoid placing signs in direct sun or in moist environments. To keep bamboo clean and protected, apply a water-based polyurethane clear satin exterior finish over the entire product – including the engraving or printing- at least twice a year.