How to Make a Bamboo Roof Treatment

Feb 16th

Bamboo roof – There are many ways to make a roof treatment of bamboo. The simplest is to nail the bamboo trim in place and paint the ceiling a color similar to bamboo. With this method, you can add bamboo cross beams and faux beams. But if you want a complete treatment bamboo roof, you need to measure and cut the bamboo carefully to install. If your room is longer than your longest length of bamboo, you need to join two pieces to complete the span. In order to keep the roof in balance, it can be helpful to use varying lengths to prevent a noticeable line on the roof of the longest length of bamboo.

Vintage Bamboo Roof
Vintage Bamboo Roof

How to make a bamboo roof treatment, measure the dimensions of your roof. All your bamboo strips will need to be installed in the same direction and needs to be cut to fit your roof. Calculate the number of pieces of bamboo needed to span the roof. This will vary depending on the thickness of the bamboo. Cut your bamboo to fit the dimensions of the roof that you will be running bamboo. You may need to use two pieces of bamboo that span large distances.

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Consider splitting bamboo. Nail the first part of the bamboo in place with thin nails that are long enough to stick to the existing ceiling. Butt extension piece up against the first part of the bamboo, if your room is longer than your bamboo, and nail it in place. Place the next course of bamboo as close as possible to the first. Continue until your bamboo roof treatment is in place. In many cases there may be a gap between the last course bamboo walls.

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