Working with high quality, strong and durable natural rope is crucial when building bamboo structures. Based on our own experience we recommend two types of bamboo lashing cord:
Manila rope for joining larger diameter bamboo poles and structures, such as bamboo towers, pergolas, rafts, shelters, and bridges.
Palm rope for connecting bamboo poles with a smaller diameter, such as bamboo furniture, fences, a trellis or tripod.
Lashings are commonly associated with scouting movements, campers or sailors. However, in many areas in the world, lashing rope is still a basic element in construction, which is actually a testament to its strength and durability.