I was sitting in a restaurant yesterday that has smoked bamboo furniture. As I was admiring the color and craftsmanship, I realized that our readers might be interested. Smoking bamboo is just one of numerous ways to treat bamboo and prolong its life. The final color of smoked bamboo is the main appeal for me. The photo above is the closest I could find. The furniture I saw was almost exactly the color of roasted chestnuts. The color will naturally vary. The uses and benefits of bamboo fill many books. There are thousands of bamboo products on the market now, and I see more all the time. For sure, bamboo is an important part of building a greener world.
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