Comparison

Bamboo is a member of the grass family, with stalks that grow up to 100 feet. Like rattan, bamboo has a tough outer coat that is stripped off to make cane, and is sometimes used as framing for wickerwork.


The stalks are also used to make furniture. However, because bamboo is hollow, it isn't as strong as its solid cousin. And, unlike rattan, the joints of the bamboo stalk are susceptible to moisture and need to be sealed