Does anyone have ideas on how to affix 3-ply bamboo plywood panels to a gyp. soffit? There are 6 panels total, covering 96" x 298". These are going into the lobbies of a federal building and I am wondering how to compensate for the weight of the panels, 3.2 lbs per sq.ft. For ease of installation I have thought of using opposing 1/4" Z-clips but I also think that using a construction adhesive might work. I am not certain of the depth at which it will bond into the gwb and if that will change any of the structural aspects of the gyp. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
(Architectural Woodworking Forum)
From contributor A:
I can't answer your question, but in case you are not aware the bamboo needs pre-drilling if you are going to attach anything to it with screws. It splits extremely easily. It does not like nails either. I am working on a project using it to make display cases and made the stupid assumption I could use pocket holes to join the pieces - crack! And if you need to cut it in either direction a scoring blade helps a lot.