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hempy
08-21-2007, 12:53 AM
While discussing the recent TC Sounds restructuring on another forum, the topic turned to the new bamboo enclosures they are using for their IS-101 subwoofers. I found a few site that offered bamboo flooring, bamboo veneer, and even bamboo-based mdf. Then someone pointed me to this site (http://www.plyboo.com/plywood.html). The solid edge grain version looks like it could be the type that tc sounds is using.

I'm going to email the company and find out pricing details, as well as some of my local lumberyards. I'm not sure if they sell direct-to-customer or if they only sell wholesale or to manufacturers, but I'd love to try out some of this stuff. I googled the name and came up with several products from varying sources using the stuff. If TC seems to think it justifies the price on the is-101, then it very well may be worth looking into. It sure as hell looks better than birch ply boxes. (No offense to anyone)

Does anyone here work in the lumber industry or have connections/associates that may be able to get info if they are reluctant to tell private buyers (me) ?

I may try to order some small pieces to build a second set of my mini computer speakers.

jmanpc
08-21-2007, 12:56 AM
sounds expensive.

phantom240
08-21-2007, 12:57 AM
Looks nice, but how does it stack up against birch?

DeViOuSoNe
08-21-2007, 01:01 AM
the neopalitin sheet loooks cool! haha Do it and let us know what happens

hempy
08-21-2007, 01:02 AM
sounds expensive.

I'm sure that's exactly what TC was thinking...

dbhittin
08-21-2007, 01:05 AM
i have bamboo floors

InhumanAcura
08-21-2007, 01:18 AM
bamboo ply-wood = expensive..as in, $600 a 4x8' sheet ;)

http://homepage.mac.com/tlinespeakers/FAL/images/bambooPAWO-collage.jpg

hempy
08-21-2007, 01:31 AM
mmmm.... Fostex.

IgnoreMe
08-21-2007, 05:56 PM
id rather have the 24 sheets of mdf instead. looks nice though

phantom240
08-21-2007, 05:58 PM
...I would just have a hard time spedning that much and having such a small speaker to show for it. lulz

hempy
08-21-2007, 06:18 PM
Got an email back from them today. Said they'd attach the pricing guide but it never made it. Found a site with their pricing however. Highest a sheet goes is 269. Smaller pieces can be had for as little as 40 bucks. Totally worth it in my opinion. Especially for high-end ht diy projects. I'm gonna order some and try it out. Depending on how I like it I may do my entire kitchen in it... I really like the look of wood countertops.


bamboo ply-wood = expensive..as in, $600 a 4x8' sheet ;)

Somebody got hosed for that price.

IgnoreMe
08-21-2007, 06:21 PM
Got an email back from them today. Said they'd attach the pricing guide but it never made it. Found a site with their pricing however. Highest a sheet goes is 269. Smaller pieces can be had for as little as 40 bucks. Totally worth it in my opinion. Especially for high-end ht diy projects. I'm gonna order some and try it out.



Somebody got hosed for that price.

thats cause his is legit bambo plywood not a synthetic....
















j/k lol

hempy
08-21-2007, 06:24 PM
From the data sheet:

Product Composition: Timber bamboo (Moso) kiln dried and laminated to produce a multi-ply plywood, or veneer.

hempy
08-21-2007, 07:30 PM
Just heard back from Thilo today too. Costs them 150-200 a sheet. The boxes come from one of their vendors.