Bamboos are a diverse group of evergreen perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae. Giant bamboos are the largest members of the grass family. The origin of the word "bamboo" is uncertain, but it probably comes from the Dutch or Portuguese language, which originally borrowed it from Malay or Kannada. In bamboo, as in other grasses, the internodal regions of the stem are usually hollow and the vascular bundles in the cross-section are scattered throughout the stem instead of in a cylindrical arrangement. The dicotyledonous woody xylem is also absent. The absence of secondary growth wood causes the stems of monocots, including the palms and large bamboos, to be columnar rather than tapering. Bamboos include some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system. Certain species of bamboo can grow 910 mm (36 in) within a 24-hour period, at a rate of almost 40 mm (1+1⁄2 in) an hour (equivalent to 1 mm every 90 seconds). This rapid growth and tolerance for marginal land, make bamboo a good candidate for afforestation, carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation. Bamboo is versatile and has notable economic and cultural significance in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia, being used for building materials, as a food source, and as a raw product, and depicted often in arts, such as in bamboo paintings and bambooworking. Bamboo, like wood, is a natural composite material with a high strength-to-weight ratio useful for structures. Bamboo's strength-to-weight ratio is similar to timber, and its strength is generally similar to a strong softwood or hardwood timber.
In the courtyard, it is an indispensable plant that embellishes the rockery and waterside pavilions. The phoenix-tailed bamboo is widely planted by the Li River in Guilin. Anji Bamboo Sea, Shunan Bamboo Sea and Gannan Bamboo Sea are famous bamboo sea landscapes in China. Due to the rapid growth of bamboo, a large number of furniture and paper have recently been made from bamboo for environmental protection reasons. Bamboo can also be used to make handicrafts and musical instruments. Bamboo fibers are made by engineering methods, through physical and chemical action, and are used as textiles, such as towels and clothing. Bamboo wood is baked to make bamboo charcoal, which is used in many occasions, including removing environmental odors and special flavored foods. Bamboo charcoal is pulverized and activated activated carbon, which has good adsorption and purification effects, and is used in automobiles and households, as well as sewage treatment. It is also commonly used in the construction of scaffolding (building a shed), as a building material and as a daily necessities such as brooms, bamboo tables and bamboo chairs. Bamboo can also be used to make baskets, back baskets, vegetable baskets, mats, etc., which are common in rural areas. Bamboo has been widely used in home textiles, socks, underwear and other personal textile fields.
Kitchen cabinets are the built-in furniture installed in many kitchens for storage of food, cooking equipment, and often silverware and dishes for table service. Appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens are often integrated into kitchen cabinetry. There are many options for cabinets available at present. Modern kitchen design has improved partly as a result of ergonomic research. Functionality is important; one research study had "anthropological scientists" observing homeowners "interact" with their kitchen cabinets. Kitchens are larger and have more cabinets; some kitchens may have as many as fifty drawers and cabinet doors. New features today include deep drawers for cookware, pull-out shelves to avoid excess bending, sponge trays on the front of sink cabinets, pullout hideaway garbage/recycling containers, pull-out spice cabinets, lazy susans in corner cabinets, vertical storage for cookie sheets, full-extension drawer slides, and drawers and doors with so-called soft-close/positive-close mechanisms enabling drawers to shut quietly, or which shut fully after being pushed only partially. As housing stocks get older, many homeowners face problems with visually unappealing older kitchen cabinets; in such situations, there is a choice to buy new (most expensive), reface existing (less expensive), or to strip and refinish existing (least expensive if done by the homeowner) cabinets. By 2009, there was more emphasis on cabinets designed with environmental factors in mind. So-called "green cabinets" were becoming more popular. As homes in Western countries became more airtight to save on heating and cooling costs, air quality has sometimes suffered as gases which are released from resins as they cure. Resins, organic materials which convert from liquid to solid form, are used to manufacture engineered wood (e.g., particleboard) frequently used to build kitchen cabinet carcases can be a factor.
The main purpose of the shoe cabinet is to display idle shoes. With the progress of society and the improvement of human living standards, the wooden shoe cabinet has evolved into a shoe cabinet with a variety of styles and materials, including: wooden shoe cabinet, electronic shoe cabinet, disinfection shoe cabinet, etc., and their functions and styles are very different. The traditional shoe cabinet is the most commonly used shoe cabinet in the home. It is mainly to realize the storage function of shoes, and at the same time, it is constantly changing and innovating in style, so that it can cooperate with different home environments to play the two-way role of shoe storage and decoration. The most famous shoe cabinet is the entrance shoe cabinet. It can be said that the entrance shoe cabinet is the best traditional shoe cabinet for storage, decoration and practicality among the new shoe cabinets. Generally, board is used as the main raw material, abbreviated as plywood, and electronic core components are added to the traditional wooden shoe cabinet, which has the same sterilization and deodorization with O3. Wooden shoe cabinets are products made of various boards and woods after processing. Adhesives, paints and other materials are inevitably used in the processing process, and these materials contain a large amount of formaldehyde.