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Try This: Projects for the Bathroom

Elegantly simple, infinitely practical, absolutely doable projects for the bath.
By Susan Wasinger
July/August 2003

For the bud vase we used a more shapely member of the family called “Buddha Bamboo.”
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Things to do with bamboo

Bamboo is a miraculous plant. Growing up to 1 foot a day, it is strong, pliable, and water-proof. And did we mention beautiful? Here we cut bamboo to bring out its inner beauty and practicality. Cut crosswise, it makes lovely bud vases; cut lengthwise, it creates the most beguiling little bathroom organizers.

A hand saw does the cross cuts with ease. Ask a woodworker or cabinetmaker to make the lengthwise cuts with a band or table saw. Skinny (1- to 2- inch diameter) bamboo is available at hardware and garden centers. We found our nice, fat 3- to 4- inch bamboo on the web at a great natural craft source: looseends.com. They even had split bamboo. A few swipes with the sandpaper to soften the edges is all these willowy beauties need to add a hint of the rainforest to your bathroom.

The segments in bamboo have a thick waterproof membrane that separates the chambers. Cut below them for a closed bottoom, and above them for an open top. Lightly sand inside and out. Beeswax or orange oil can be applied for a nice finish.

Try these other projects for the bathroom:

Bamboo Soap Dish

Old Window Frame With Pictures

Leaf Print Shower Curtain

Bath Mat with Stones

Natural Sink Scrub








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