Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. The same plant can be harvested every three to seven years without being uprooted. During the regeneration period, the plant's root system stays intact, so erosion is prevented. The plant also continues to generate oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, making it an ecologically sound choice.
Bamboo has a very high strength to weight ratio. Slats are cut in a vertical (or quarter-sawn) manner, and laminated together for use in solid dimensional lumber, or for veneers. While the color of natural (non-carbonized) bamboo varies with different growing conditions and harvesting processes, it is generally blonde, but will golden or darken slightly over time.
A range of grain patterns and colors may appear on the same panel, and adjacent door and drawer fronts may not match each other. These are natural characteristics of Bamboo and are not considered a defect.