Bamboo Shades

Joe and I have seen these beautiful bamboo shades at Hotel San Jacinto. I would love to find someone to make these beauties for us.

San Clemente 1.26.2014 002We ended up purchasing other bamboo shades (photo below) for our porch, they are nice but would prefer to have the above heavy-duty ones. Between the sun, sand and wind the pull cords on one of them has already frayed. Anyone knowing where to buy these heavy-duty shades let me know, we are in the market.

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Bamboo Construction

Joe and I have thought about adding a ramada to our garden area. Every time we pass this second story construction going out-of-town we stop to take in the details that these workman have added to make this not just a porch but a real tropical retreat.

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The detail is exceptional. I am not sure if we can build this a full two stories just bamboo and have it strong enough but I am sure willing to check it out.

San Clemente 8.31.2013 001 (3) San Clemente 8.31.2013 001 (2)Just look at the detail work. I am so amazed at what you can do with bamboo.

EDIT TO ORIGINAL POST:Received this email from our friend Jackie Ross and wanted to share it with all of you:

Hi Nancy–just saw your blog re: bamboo.  Thought that I would let you know that we found out last Fri at lunch that the bamboo construction cost $30,000.   The workers and I all almost fell out of our chairs.  So before you decide that you want the same thing, just wanted to give you a heads up.  However, it is beautiful.  Everytime the workers and I drive past, we comment on it and think it is absolutely fabulous.  But after we heard the price tag decided it was definitely out of my budget.   Jackie   

and ours as well, thanks Jackie for the information, Nancy