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  • Magnum Stache
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Bamboo fencing
« on: October 31, 2021, 11:22:20 AM »
Have any of you tried building fencing or a screen/privacy screen using bamboo? I'm currently clearing a small forest the previous owners left behind. The stuff is no joke removal wise. I just went out there with a pair of kitchen/garden scissor shears yesterday and went at it. Fortunately most of it is in planters but the shoots started growing into the ground. There are definitely runners around that I'll need to get landscapers to dig up but I was able to pull most of the planters out of where they were. It got me wondering if I could leverage the bamboo - I've heard you can also sell it too but not sure how I would go about all that.

Making a short privacy screen would be a fun project - this would only be 2-3 feet in height and I'd somehow attach it to an outer stucco wall in the front yard area. Right now you can easily see over the fence from the street - if I'm standing there you can see my head. Also, the privacy screen/posts would also provision for hanging lighting like string lights, etc.

Thoughts? Has anyone built anything like this? I'm wondering how you would secure the bamboo together - this is the smaller/thinner diameter arrow bamboo I believe.


  • Handlebar Stache
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Re: Bamboo fencing
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2021, 12:31:52 PM »


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Re: Bamboo fencing
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2021, 09:05:47 AM »
I can't find any pictures atm, but at our previous house we routed out about 1.5" by 1.5" out of 4x4's to make a frame (which was stained with a color similar to our house trim color) and then used bamboo as the main portion.  Below is a link to something similar. 

We thought it looked good.  I would recommend varnishing the bamboo.