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Bamboo as the frame to hang the rabbit cages??

 
Steve Lansing
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OK, so, researching meat rabbits and I find a neat idea on hanging the all metal rabbit cages with PVC. Well, that is great, not wood so will not hold smells and bacteria, so great. Till I see the price, wow. Ok, new idea. I live in NW GA, there are patches of bamboo all over. It is the same size as PVC. So, my mind gets going and I find some ideas online. But, not much. So, the question is. What about using bamboo to make a frame to hold the all metal rabbit cages in the air? Thoughts, ideas, please. Regards to all. Love this site.
 
Joe Moore
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Great idea. If I was to do this, I'd experiment with some dried lengths of bamboo in bundles of various sizes (lashed bundles of 3,5,7,9+ pieces). See if they break or sag over the course of a few weeks then go for it.
Good luck!


This PDF may give you some ideas on the data out there regarding strength.
http://www.bk.tudelft.nl/fileadmin/Faculteit/BK/Actueel/Symposia_en_congressen/African_Perpectives/Programme/Building_in_Africa/doc/APD_wp_5_ayeh_paper3.pdf

There is presently a heightened interest in bamboo as a structural material because of the
rapid depletion of both primary and lesser used timber species (LUS). This interest is being
held back by the almost complete absence of locally derived mechanical and strength data
on bamboo, the high cost/non-availability of fast preservation methods, the absence of
bamboo specie with near uniform dimensions and the dearth of relevant skills in
construction with bamboo.
 
Miles Flansburg
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I would think it would work. Don't some folks build bridges and skyscrapers out of that stuff?

http://www.bamboo-inspiration.com/bamboo-construction.html

http://bamboodna.com/apw08.html
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