Bamboo has become a popular material with its most popular use in flooring. Although bamboo cabinets are a very small segment of the kitchen and bath cabinet industry, it's slowly growing in popularity as a solid replacement for traditional cabinet materials.
This material is generally more environmentally stable than other alternatives as it's quickly renewable and only takes three years to mature. Also, bamboo does not involve deforestation given it's a type of grass. However, bamboo also has downsides, including some clear-cutting of forests to provide growing space for the bamboo, political implications (as most come from China), and the use of formaldehyde in the production of bamboo products.
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Bamboo Cabinet Sizes
Because the demand is so low, you will find an adequate, but not huge, the range of cabinet sizes. Leading bamboo cabinet supplier Mr. Bamboo offers 9 base cabinets, 7 upper wall cabinets, 2 pantries, and a wall oven cabinet. The largest base cabinet is 36"W x 34-1/2"H x 24"D. The largest wall cabinet is 36"W x 42"H x 12" D.
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Bamboo Cabinet Styles
Bamboo cabinets come in slab-door and Shaker-style forms. Slab doors have no bevels or raised panels as bevels would be impossible to cut into the doors since this is essentially "bamboo plywood" and cutting said plywood would expose the plies.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Where Can I Buy Them?
Not many places. But here are a few places where we have found bamboo cabinet manufacturers and distributors.
- BambooCabinets.com: Serving only the San Francisco, CA Bay area, with no online ordering possible.
- Canyon Creek Cabinet Company: This company sources their cabinets in multiple locations along the West Coast and in NY.
- Kitchen Cabinet Discounts LLC: Bamboo cabinets are offered, but the website doesn't show much of them. No online ordering is possible.
- Kitchen Craft Cabinetry: This NY-based company sources their hand-crafted cabinets to multiple locations in NY and NJ.
- Kitchen Cabinet Kings: This online cabinet resource is the perfect place to order and discover your new bamboo cabinets online.
- Omega Cabinetry: You can find where to purchase bamboo cabinets nationwide by using their simple location finder.