Just arrived: sturdy bamboo poles, from the Folklife Festival!

The bamboo was used to construct Folklife Festival displays like this Chinese gate

The bamboo was used to build festival displays like this Chinese gate

Hi Forklift Fans –

Because we pick up donations around the Washington DC area, we sometimes receive unusual items from government agencies and nonprofits, and really cool pieces of local history.

compressed ladder vertical

These little ladders would be great for displaying scarfs, jewelry, or other treasures!  

The Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival is a Washington summertime tradition, so we were thrilled when they offered us the beautiful bamboo poles that were used in building some of this year’s exhibits.  What creative things could you do with them?

We’ve got skinnier bamboo poles for $0.50 a linear foot.  These are a little less than 2 inches in diameter, and they come in 2-, 4-, and 10-foot lengths.

We also have thicker bamboo poles for $1 a linear foot.  These range from 2 – 4 inches in diameter, and they come in 2-, 3.5-, and 10-foot lengths.

There are also some ladders made from the bamboo.  These cost $5 a linear foot.

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a little piece of the Folklife Festival in your home?  They’re going fast, so come in soon for the best selection!

Howard, our Summer Sustainable Business Apprentice, shows off the bamboo

Howard, our Summer Sustainable Business Apprentice, shows off the bamboo

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