this is the bamboo floor:
it looks like this installed:
similar to the banister dad is helping with,(minus the dark wood, just the iron part):
and this chandelier:
the back deck will have to come a little later. we did the front deck last summer, but the back deck looks like it will be a much larger project.
.....and, some fun facts about bamboo:
bamboo is VERY durable & very renewable • in late 19th century Eeurope, bicycle frames typically were made of bamboo.• bamboo survived the hiroshima atomic blast closer to ground zero than any other life form.• in 1882, thomas rdison used bamboo filaments in the world’s first light bulb manufacturing.• the needle in alexander graham bell’s first phonograph was made of bamboo.http://www.stylebambooflooring.com/