Bamboo panels are are made from gluing together small stripes of bamboo cut from very large stems.

The stripes can be horizontal or vertical and different finishes (carbonized, bleached and others) give it a different color.

Bamboo panels have become popular as a high end alternative to plywood, although the sustainability profile is often worse than that of plywood made from local wood.

This is because bamboo plywood is not made out of sheets but stripes, it requires as much processing as plywood, but it is only produced in Asia.