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Male: Bamboo has been around for a while. But large bamboo panels like this one from the Terragran Company are really starting to catch on.
Matt Muenster: This stuff grows like a weed. It will grow at two feet a day and it’s mature in like six years versus hardwood which takes 60 years. Super green and it’s harder and it’s harder than a hardwood, it’s a great product.
The bamboo comes from these giant 4 x 8 panels so we’re trying to get real creative and use it all.
Male: The next step, double the thickness of the counter but just around the front and sides.
Matt Muenster: Let’s dry fit this real quick.
Male 2: Okay.
Matt Muenster: For safety.
Male: This will give it a sturdier look. More like a professional countertop.
Matt Muenster: How do you look at that?
Male 2: It’s pretty good.
Matt Muenster: Pretty good?
Male: Just going to hit this with glue.
Matt Muenster: And then we’re going hit it with some brad nail to hold those in place. Only important tip here, is your nail isn’t longer that that.
Male: All right. Let’s get in.
Matt Muenster This stake, lets do this at the same time. We’re going to put this over and I’ve go glue on the ends here to really tighten up that joint. Two nails right next to each other every six inches or so.
I think we’re ready to give it a little sand, start hitting it with out top coat.
Male: Bamboo may be hard but it’s not waterproof. Before we can use bamboo around the sink, we need to coat it with a tough clear finish.
Matt Muenster: All right this is an exterior spar urethane. It’s got UV coating in it and it’s going to keep the light coming in that big window and their bathroom from fading that finish on this top.
Male: Three coats with a light sanding in between should do the trick.
Matt Muenster: Now it’s my turn to do some cutting. The hole for the sick surround and the faucet, ooh, yeah.
Male: After a quick dry fit, we’re set to install the counter top.
Matt Muenster: Looks good. Got a put a quick bead of calk everywhere this is going to these corners here where this is going kind of touch. Got to lift it in, bring it from above here.
Male 2: Okay, I think we’re good here.
Matt Muenster: I think we’re good here.
Male 2: Damn, that looks good.
Matt Muenster: It’s not—those are only too much right now but what we can do is get our faucet and sink them here.
Male 2: Faucet first.
Matt Muenster: If you were kind of hold that spout straight ahead you can drop it right through now.
Male 2: Okay.
Male: To keep the modern thing, we’re going with the slick single handle faucet.
Matt Muenster: I got to tweak it a little bit toward the faucet—with the same side of the—
Male 2: It looks pretty good.
Male: And a super cool vessel sink.
Matt Muenster: Let’s dry fit this real quick.
Male: Hook up the drain, connect the water supply and it’s done.
Matt Muenster: Good, let that set for a couple of hours.
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