I didn’t notice that you had used bamboo ply. I thought that I was looking at a rough sawing texture and was focused on the face grain. Actually, plywood goes back a long way but it took relatively modern glues and manufacturing process to make them more practical. I think many of the modern materials are superior for some applications and it was very inventive of you to combine one of those with a traditional joint to achieve your project. Traditionalists may frown at the choices but I see nothing wrong with thinking “outside the box”. The look just isn’t what those of us used to traditional materials and methods expect to see. Thanks for shaking us up. Still a nice and practical project.