Bamboo Construction: Making Fishmouth Joints

Bamboo Construction: Making Fishmouth Joints

Building with bamboo is a little different than building with conventional lumber.

In this video, I go over the process of making a modified fishmouth joint, an even stronger joint than the traditional fishmouth joint.

There are a few tricks needed to do it right so make sure you watch the video.

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17 Comments

  1. James Done on April 21, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Aloha! Just moved to the island and would appreciate any advice you can give me about getting my water catchment system going if you’ve got the time



  2. GreenHorn 1 Acre on April 21, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    That is awesome… thx for sharing ticks 🤙🏼😁👍🏼



  3. Builders 81 on April 21, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I am from Florida I work with bamboo all the time this was relatable and pretty cool🎍😃



  4. KEVIN ALESSANDRI on April 21, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    DO YOU GET FREE BAMBBOO?



  5. Andrew Kakalia on April 21, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    this is awesome



  6. Lion Claw on April 21, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    This is another informative video of yours very helful ideas for my project using bamboos.



  7. Shane Vlaardingerbroek on April 21, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I like the oldskool barefoot clamps.



  8. Mark Cusmano on April 21, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Super cool!



  9. Gunner Brown on April 21, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Yep, plenty of strong joints going on.



  10. Kaniki McNicholas on April 21, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Aloha Sean, I will begin to harvest and treat bamboo from my neighbor’s property next week, so I will be following your vids closely for the proper techniques. I will be combining two different mediums in building my home, the main body of the house will be built using aircrete and I will be incorporating bamboo as decorative, and structural components. I really want to use the bamboo for the most part in the roof, if you have any quick tips for doing this, It would be great if you could touch on this subject in future videos. Mahalo and God Bless you and yours.



  11. Inn Deep on April 21, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    I’ve used hole saws on a drill press for exhaust pipes. Great idea man.



  12. arvin ragunton on April 21, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Really helpful



  13. mattmazecpt on April 21, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I lost it when I saw the hat 😂 good stuff



  14. Reto Kalberer on April 21, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Please do not use a circular saw on rounded objects . I am a professionel woodworker and most powertool accidents happen with circular saws. Not wearing shoes is another mistake.. for bamboo cutting i always use a japanese pull saw. just as quick and a lot saver. Keep up the good work



  15. kevin rail on April 21, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Looks really good …Maybe the next video be building a Lanai at your sister house ..



  16. Taro Taylor on April 21, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    You are truly an inspiration. Thank you for existing and thank you for all the information you are willing to share.



  17. Lindsay Haven on April 21, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    I’m looking forward to the tree house series and seeing all the steps!