While bamboo wind chimes are reminiscent of a few different times and places, there is one thing for certain: the hollow, haunting sounds they create when the breezes blow will add beauty and mystery to your garden, deck, yard. While some look at bamboo wind chimes and are instantly transported to Asia, with the lovely pagodas and rice paper walls, others see only tropical islands with the sounds of the ocean tides in the background. Either way, there is no disputing that the sounds, shapes, and designs of bamboo wind chimes make them love decorations for your home.
How are they Made?
Bamboo wind chimes are made from solid stalks of bamboo. These stalks are hollowed out to create a tube which creates a musical sound when struck. The outside of these stalks may be sanded to a smooth, slick finish and finished in the stain of your choice. Others are left natural with knobs and imperfections remaining to give them character, stained naturally to give them a protective layer against the elements. Some designers use the bamboo to create a variety of shapes, such as fish, flowers, or even Buddha. The options are endless as you shop online for creative and attractive ideas.
What will the Sound Like?
The sound made by bamboo wind chimes is a hollow, slightly muted tone. Larger bamboo chimes make lower, deeper sounds and smaller chimes will create higher, thinner pitches. You can choose bamboo wind chimes that feature chimes that are all the same size and pitch, or a set that has chimes of varying sizes for a harmonious collection of tones. Experts who work on these chimes are able to design and make chimes that will provide sounds on perfect pitch, so that when the wind blows, you hear music, as opposed to noise. When you search online, you can look for bamboo wind chimes that have been tuned by musicians.
Add Some Color
While many wind chimes made of bamboo are long, cylindrical, and natural in shade, there is a wide assortment of options that have designs painted on them or colorful adornments added to them. Some even feature chimes that are completely painted in bright colors. No matter what your taste in sound and appearance, you are sure to find bamboo wind chimes that look great in your yard or garden and that sound musically beautiful when the wind blows.