Sustainable Bamboo Furniture - Easy Assembly Features and Videos
Legare furniture is packed with remarkable innovations that you simply won't find in other modular furniture. Patented tool-free assembly, incredibly strong locking tab/slot design, integrated cable routing and many other forward-thinking user features, are just a few of the innovations you'll find in every piece of Legare furniture.
Don't be deceived by the ease of assembly. Each successive piece locks previous pieces into place so they won't come apart until you take them apart.
And, the modular design allows you to lock multiple units together to form a single, rigid workspace.
Legare units can be assembled and disassembled repeatedly without damage, unlike other RTA furniture.
And the furniture is sturdy and strong. Did we already say that? Well, to prove the point, we performed quite an amazing test at Entela Labs. We managed to load an incredible 2000 pounds (one ton) of shot bags and weights on the original Legare Signature (baltic birch) Corner Desk with no structural damage!
Versatile Asymmetric design allows most all Legare desks, extenders & media towers to be reverse-configured for right hand or left hand installation. This is especially useful for doubling the life of a worksurface. An unfortunate scratch or scrape is remedied by simply flipping the assembly for a completely new desktop.
under the worksurfaces.
Route your cables
through large 3 1/2" openings in the desk tops, through the backs of all shelves and through vertical supports between all components.
on the backs of worksurfaces hide cables and desk clutter from view.
The Legare Sustainable furniture is constructed of the finest Moso Bamboo plywood. The use of plywood is important not only for strength but also because of the efficient use of bamboo stalks. All of this bamboo furniture is free of all VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). The material is then finished in a very eco-friendly "carbonizing" process, which gives the furniture its beautiful golden amber color.
Only legally harvested bamboo is used in production - no bamboo from ecologically significant, socially valuable, specially protected or uncontrolled groves is used. Legare is a Founding Member of the Sustainable Furniture Council.
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Furniture
Bamboo is an ecologically friendly and beautiful choice for furnishings. Since Bamboo is a grass, Bamboo grows and matures much quicker than a tree. Within five years of sprouting, the walls of the culms (the Bamboo stalks) will have thickened and hardened and will be ready for harvest. That means every year 15 to 20 percent of the forest can be harvested without clear cutting. Compare that to a hardwood forest and you will see that Bamboo is a very productive and sustainable plant material for making furniture.
Unlike quick growing pine (aka "trash pine") trees that many timber companies have planted in place of native trees and forest, and take at least 25 years to grow large enough to harvest for pulp or cheap framing lumber, Bamboo grows quickly and has fine building qualities. Bamboo is also very hard--harder than rock maple, which is one of the hardest of North American trees. Using Bamboo means less dings and dents and a more durable product. Since the very straight culm is split and not sawn, there are no curls in the grain, which means Bamboo is much less likely to break.
These Bamboo Furnishings have a beautiful exotic look and come in a rich golden amber color due to their carbonized finish. Bamboo boards are constructed by laminating strips of Bamboo together in order to create strong dimensional lumber for building fine furniture. This is a very effective way to construct Bamboo lumber. However please note, although rare, small cracks may sometimes be present and are considered normal in laminated Bamboo boards. These cracks, if present, will not be over 1/32” in width and will not affect the structural integrity of the furniture. New Bamboo may have a slightly grassy scent which should dissipate over time.