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Effect of humidity on bamboo #156332 - Ask Extension


Effect of humidity on bamboo #156332

Asked October 09, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

What is the effect of humidity variation on bamboo used in service?

Allegheny County Outside United States

Expert Response

Bamboo, a plant-structure product like wood, can be affected by humidity.  It can swell from high humidity and shrink in very dry air, which can lead to cracks and warpage. 
Claudette Reichel Replied November 11, 2013, 11:09 AM EST

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