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BAMBOO STRUCTURES

Design and construction services

Utilizing our own bamboo and stainless steel compression straps, we have developed strong and durable methods of building a variety of structures.  Construction and consultation services are available.

 

OUR PROJECTS

 

CARPORTS AND SHEDS

Whether used as a carport or any other equipment storage space, the structure is designed as a pre-manufactured kit that can be shipped and easily installed on site.

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PAVILLIONS

These open air bamboo structures create an outdoor living space.

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FENCES, RAILINGS AND AUXILIARY STRUCTURES

Bamboo can make a dramatic and elegant statement in many forms. Deck railing, fences, lumber racks and more come to life with the raw natural beauty of bamboo.

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SINGLE CARPORT

Completed in February of 2011 this is a practical solution to a covering for your car to keep the rain and sun off. 10 ft by 19 ft keeps this under the 200 square foot level that requires a permit in Maui County. Installed price on this was $5343.00 prices will vary depending on site conditions and finishing details.

 

SINGLE CARPORT

The structure represents our latest design for a 10' x 20' covered auxiliary space. Whether used as a carport or any other equipment storage space, the structure is designed as a pre-manufactured kit that can be shipped and easily installed on site. The joinery technique consists of stainless steel straps and screws that facilitate the building process and allow for modern design. The main building elements are six pre-manufactured posts and four truss-beams. The structure is laterally reinforced by pre-bent bamboo braces that connect the main elements. The design allows for easy modifications, including wall surfaces, division walls and a variety of sizes and spatial layouts.
Pre-manufactured Kit: $3500   |   Installation: $600
*roofing not included

 

DOUBLE CARPORT

The carport is a 20′ x 20′ plan and made from our own Maui-grown bamboo poles. The structure uses a stainless steel strap as a fastener and is designed as a pre-fabricated kit that can be shipped and easily installed on site. The joinery technique was inspired by the traditional 'passing joint' and lashing method, but modernized by the use of a metal strap to provide a stronger and longer lasting connection. The design can be modified to serve for a variety of auxiliary kit structures used for sport and farming equipment, outdoor space covers, storages etc.
Pre-manufactured Kit: $6000   |   Installation: $1000
*roofing not included

 

DOUBLE CARPORT

With the legislation allowing commercial farming operations to build up to 1000sq ft of non-residential building, this structure is 24 wide by 30 long and can house 4 compact cars or two flat bed one-ton trucks. Erected in March of 2014 for $12,000 all inclusive.

 

TRACTOR SHED

The building uses a triple pier foundation that is composed of one vertical and two angled columns to provide more lateral stability. The individual elements were pre-fabricated at WWB and assembled on site in 2 days.

Pre-Manufactured Bamboo Kit: $3900
(plastic roof/siding + installation not included)

 

FARM PROCESSING SHED

To help with the processing of produce and distribution of goods we built this structure with the Ma Ka Hana Ka Ike program.  The students of the program did all the work under the supervision of Rich.  The siding is 2 x 6 tongue and groove which lends itself to the bamboo framework nicely.  The red  finish on the bamboo is a cetol product called mahogany stain.  The roof is 24 guage corrugated roofing.

 

PAVILLION

This open air bamboo structure coves a 20 foot diameter concrete pad. We painted the bamboo to the original green of the bamboo as it grows. All green bamboo turns straw colored upon curing while the black bamboos hold onto their color after curing or drying. This building keeps the sun and rain off while allowing the trades to blow on through.

Pre-Manufactured Bamboo Kit: $3900
(plastic roof/siding + installation not included)

 

HALE PUEO | KAUAI, HI

Hale Pueo is the first stage of a custom project for an inspiring family working towards bringing awareness to alternative ways of living and occupying space - closer to nature. The structure is 24' x 36' and is used to protect a school bus from the weather while also creating an outdoor covered space. The next stages of the project will transform the bus and structure into an environment where one can have a closer experience with nature - the bamboo structure, open character and clear roofing create a space with a great sense of peace and contact with the surrounding natural elements.

 

MOLOKAI HIGH SCHOOL PAVILLION

Sponsored by Sustainable Molokai we built this structure for a food processing station for school grown produce.  This structure was engineered by Druc Engineering who has been working with us for some time now.  This was erected with volunteers in Molokai and all who worked on it were astounded by how stiff and strong the structure felt.

 

HANA FARMS HALE

Located in Hana | Maui | Hawaii at Hana Farms.  Built in 2018 to cover the "Hana Grill" food truck and dining/event space.

 

FENCES, DOORS, GATES AND SIDING

 
 

COCONUT CADDY

Located next to our farmhouse kitchen. Lifted off the ground and protected from the sun and rain, it provides a great storage space for our coconut supply. It is a 4′ x 7′ bamboo kit that uses a combination of steel straps and screws. It can be pre-manufactured, shipped and installed within a couple of days!
Pre-manufactured Kit: $800   |   Installation: $200 (roofing not included)

 

LUMBER RACK

 

BAMBOO BIKES

Early 2018 WWB hosted a bamboo bike building workshop using our own bamboo and recycled bicycles as the primary materials.  By joining these materials with jute cordage impregnated with eco-friendly resin blended with sawdust, a stiff frame is created.  Even bamboo "lefties" and spokes are possible due to the tensile strength of bamboo.  The workshop was led by Klaus (insert contact info).

 

TRELLIS