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These stools are made from solid bamboo
coated with low-VOC
finishes. The bamboo comes from the Moso Bamboo species, which is is renowned for its hardness, durability, and stability - it is about 20% harder than maple. It also has a gorgeous grain, which displays beautifully in the finished furniture. The simple design complements most living and dining room decor schemes quite well.
The Greenington Holly Stool features legs that flare slightly at the bottom, a sculpted seat for ergonomic comfort and available in three sizes to fit all of your needs.Construction:
Classic Bamboo is made from mature canes, which have at least 5 years of growth. Cross cut to the required length, the outside bamboo knots are ground off and then the bamboo is put through a splitting and sizing machine. The inside bamboo knots are ground off and outer skin is removed and milled into rectangular strips. Next, the bamboo strips are put into a pressurized steam vessel to achieve the color change-carbonization process - this is where the fun really starts. Before this stage, these bamboo strips are still in a blond color, which is the natural color of bamboo. Through this process, the bamboo takes on the delicious "caramelized " color. The strips are dried in a kiln several days until the moisture content reaches to 6%-9%. Finally the strips go through a fine planing machine to finalize and smooth out the wood, are sorted to match up the colors, glued together and hydraulic pressed to produce large boards that are ready to be cut into a variety of dimensions. Environmentally Sustainable:
Bamboo is one of the earth's fastest growing plants, a grass that grows to maturity in 5 years or less. This bamboo is harvested from the managed forests of a fully sustainable, environmentally friendly and rapidly growing renewable resource.
Bamboo reduces the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, which is the main contributor to reduce global warming. Bamboo releases about 35% more oxygen than equivalent stands of trees making it one of the best plants on earth to sequester carbon.
This bamboo material has been treated and kiln dried to a specific moisture content. The VOC emissions of the adhesive used in manufacturing are well below allowable European, US and California standards. Hardness:
This furniture uses only mature Moso bamboo that is at least 5 years old ensuring that the furniture possesses strength, hardness and stability.High Quality:
Made in ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certified factories under tight quality control. Dimensions:
Bar Height: 17îW 10îD 30îH
Counter Height: 17îW 10îD 26îH
Dining Table Height: 17îW 10îD 26îH