St. Joseph’s Medical Center

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Warmth and light where what HOK architects and the St.Joseph’s Regional Medical Center were looking for when they specified Plyboo amber flat grain bamboo plywood for this expansive reception and waiting area. Plyboo was used in both a horizontal and vertical direction to break up the long wall surfaces adding interest and intimacy to the space. The custom light fixtures fashioned from Plyboo bamboo veneer, emit an amber glow over the room as the center portion of the fixture provides the light.

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Mishakawa, Indiana
LEED Credits: 
Possible LEED Credits: IEQc4.4: Low Emitting Materials MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials MRc7: Certified Wood CA Section 01350: Passed Other: No added urea formaldehyde

Physical / Mechanical Properties - Flat Grain Bamboo Plywood


3/4” x 48” x 96” - 19mm x 1219mm x 2438mm (*mm tolerance ± .5mm thickness)


Three-ply, cross core construction.

Working with Plyboo:

A work sheet is provided with each panel containing useful tips and information and is also available on our website at

ASTM E84: Surface Burning

Class C

ASTM D1037 Dimensional Stability:

  • Linear Expansion: (3-ply): Parallel -0.09% / Perpendicular -0.07%
  • Thickness Swell (50%RH to 80% RH): (3-ply): 0.3%
  • Screw Hold (face / back / edge) (3-ply): 1,009 lbs. / 681 lbs. / 516 lbs. average

ASTM D4442: Moisture Content:

6-9% average

ASTM D5116-06: Organic Emissions
[CA Section 01350]:

Classroom scenario / Office scenario: Pass / Pass

Physical / Mechanical Properties - Flat Grain Bamboo Veneer


.6mm x 48” x 122” - (fleece back)

.6mm x 1245mm x 3099mm

ASTM E84: Surface Burning

Class C


  • [FSC certified (100% FSC)] [non-FSC certified]