101 Uses for Bamboo

by Corey Lynn on September 30, 2009 · 5 comments

in All About Bamboo

Bamboo FountainBamboo is truly amazing! Aside from incredibly comfortable bamboo clothing and bamboo sheets, it has over 1,000 uses that have been helping people, animals and the environment for hundreds of years. We have compiled a simple, short list just to give you a glimpse of the many uses of bamboo.

As time goes on, we will post additional lists as well as in-depth articles on the uses of bamboo…so stay tuned. And, if you have a creative use for bamboo, please feel free to share it here with everyone.

    1.    Airplane Wing Members
    2.    Alcohol
    3.    Awnings
    4.    Alarms
    5.    Buttons
    6.    Beehives
    7.    Books
    8.    Boxes
    9.    Candle Sticks
    10.   Caulking
    11.    Couches
    12.    Cradles
    13.    Curtains
    14.    Colanders
    15.    Diesel Fuel
    16.    Deodorizers
    17.    Dustpans
    18.    Dams
    19.    Desks
    20.    Fertilizer
    21.    Firearms
    22.    Flower Pots
    23.    Frames
    24.    Firewood
    25.    Fireworks
    26.    Games
    27.    Gates
    28.    Grates
    29.    Gutters
    30.    Hampers
    31.    Helmets
    32.    Hats
    33.    Humidors
    34.    Hairpins
    35.    Incense Sticks
    36.    Iceless Cooler
    37.    Insect Cages
    38.    Jackets
    39.    Jars
    40.    Jewelry
    41.    Kites
    42.    Lanterns
    43.    Ladders
    44.    Looms
    45.    Lamps
    46.    Landscaping
    47.    Markers
    48.    Mattresses
    49.    Musical Instruments
    50.    Mobiles
    51.    Medicines
    52.    Nets
    53.    Nails
    54.    Napkin Rings
    55.    Ornaments
    56.    Oyster Cultivation
    57.    Outriggers
    58.    Pipes
    59.    Plates
    60.    Printing Pads
    61.    Propellers
    62.    Pillows
    63.    Pots
    64.    Polo Balls
    65.    Plant Labels
    66.    Rain Coats
    67.    Rattles
    68.    Rulers
    69.    Roofing
    70.    Rafts
    71.    Ropes
    72.    Rakes
    73.    Splints
    74.    Screens
    75.    Scarecrows
    76.    Sandals
    77.    Shovels
    78.    Shoe Soles
    79.    Ski Poles
    80.    Swimming Pools
    81.    Sails
    82.    Tea Strainers
    83.    Tents
    84.    Toys
    85.    Toothpicks
    86.    Tables
    87.    Tree Houses
    88.    Twine
    89.    Torches
    90.    Umbrellas
    91.    Violins
    92.    Whistles
    93.    Wine Storage
    94.    Wagons
    95.    Windmills
    96.    Waxes
    97.    Walls
    98.    Water Storage
    99.    Wicks
    100.  Xylophones
    101.  Zithers

Check out yet another 101 uses for bamboo in part two and 101 uses for bamboo in part three!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy September 30, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Awesome list!

Nice picture of a bamboo fountain there on your post as well.

One thing is missing: A bamboo may also be used in creating bamboo fountains!

2 Corey Lynn October 1, 2009 at 10:50 am

Thanks Amy! You are correct and we have that on our list for our next 101 uses….we will actually have many more lists over the next several weeks. It’s amazing how many uses there truly are for bamboo.

Thanks for the post Amy

3 Joe F. July 26, 2010 at 9:25 pm

How do you get rid of the stuff? The previous owners planted it as a privacy fence, but it’s growing everywhere.

4 Stacey Irwin July 30, 2010 at 4:17 am

Hi Joe,

Well if you don’t want to find use for it around your home or garden, I’m going to suggest you visit the American Bamboo Society’s page for detailed instructions on how to control the bamboo in your yard. Visit this link, http://www.americanbamboo.org/GeneralInfoPages/ControllingBamboo.html, for more information.

Thanks so much!

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