Bamboo poles are incredibly strong and sturdy, some are stronger then steel! They’re often used for construction, furniture and flooring. The skinnier poles are good for stakes in the garden or for weaving furniture.

Bamboo is a very light building material because its mostly hollow, yet its three times stronger than timber. When compared with steel, bamboo has a greater tensile strength. This means it can withstand more tension or stretching pressure before breaking. When facing off against one of the hardest materials in the world, concrete, bamboo withstands compression better.