Some of the most popular traditional Japanese knots are shown on the right with some basic rules in working with bamboo poles
How to tie a Ibo knot
Ibo knot is a traditional Japanese knot on a standard looped square knot. While any tight knot will hold most bamboo joints, this style of knot gives a neat, finished appearance and is the standard in most Japanese construction. Follow the three steps shown on the right.
Basic rule in working with bamboo
Use only fine hacksaw for cutting to avoid splinters.
Bamboo will rot after 2 or 3 years if it is continuously in contact with soil.
Therefore, use hardwood posts for ground-contact supports.
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