Plyboo edge grain natural plywood is the key design element in the King Dormitory at Amherst College in Massachusetts. The edge grain natural plywood was used throughout the project including the seating areas, workstations and cabinets in each dormitory room. Amherst is an early adopter of Plyboo bamboo plywood in an educational environment.
Partners desk mixes Plyboo Havana Strand, with a dark wax to protect the top surface, and Natural Edge Grain plywood to give this handsome desk real character. Harbor, its companion piece, utilizes the same Havana Strand and Natural Edge Grain exposing the cross core pattern along the edges for a unique look.
When looking for a beautiful, sustainable, and consistent material, wood artists Louise Hibbert and Douglas Finkel decided on Plyboo edge grain amber plywood to craft their Low Haeckel Cabinet. Copper line art over lovely panes of glass complete this cabinet’s elegant look. Shown here is a close-up of the copper and glass design--a harmonious match for amber edge grain!
Who wouldn’t want to rock out in this adorable rocking toy? “Kangaroo with Joey” is designed and constructed by Rocking Frog in Cary, NC, using Plyboo flat grain natural plywood and poplar dowels.
Brave Space Design in Brooklyn, NY uses Plyboo edge grain amber and natural plywood for their Third Round table-- great for keeping your things nearby but out of sight! Pictured here is a close-up of the beautifully eclectic mix of grain-patterns visible along the edges.
You might think that electronic readers would be the bane of the bookbinding industry, but DODOcase is proving otherwise. The San Francisco company is creating sturdy, colorful cases for laptops, iPads, electronic readers and cell phones using traditional bookbinding methods. A DODOcase fuses the best of both worlds. For example, a Kindle cloaked in a DODOcase provides the convenience of an electronic reader with the old-world feel of a traditional book. Each DODOcase is handmade using as many local materials as possible. Plyboo, located in the same San Francisco neighborhood,... Read More
Designed and made by Olyver J. Nisch, Das Formbureau is made with Durapalm flat grain for the beautiful tabletop and Plyboo edge grain amber for the steady legs. Shown here is a close-up of the corner utilizing the unique cross core pattern the 3 ply Amber Edge Grain offers against the rich pattern of the Coconut palm grain.
UCSF MEDICAL CENTER in San Francisco, California is using the natural plywood panels for the lobby, providing the walls with a clean and natural appearance. Additionally, natural plywood veneer was also choosen for the doors. In this application, the size of the panels and the locations of reveals was carefully considered in the design phase. Note that the grain runs the length of the panel and the core material runs perpendicular. Keep this in mind in applications where some of the panels are applied vertical and some horizontal. Realize... Read More
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.
Healthcare facilities are moving to a new philosophy of fostering wellness by providing a natural feeling environment to promote patient healing. To achieve this goal Plyboo edge grain amber was selected to create a warm, soothing element in the design. Plyboo was used extensively in the patient recovery rooms, waiting and reception areas as a wall treatment and for shelving and storage units. Durability, indoor air quality and sustainability were key factors in the selection of the material. FSC and Formaldehyde-free certification were also important contributors to this LEED Gold building...