Introduction to Steam Bending Wood
In this Rockler demonstration you'll learn how to use the Rockler Steam Bending Kit to bend pieces of wood to form interesting pieces. The basic techniques you'll need to get started are demonstrated to make a set of coat hooks. You can find the plan for these coat hooks in the July/August 2021 issue of Woodworker's Journal Magazine.
Getting wood to bend is easier than you might think with the Rockler Steam Bending Kit . After a good soaking and some time in our steam box, pieces can be easily bent and shaped over a form, and they harden up quickly, holding their shape permanently once dried. The kit includes all the hardware and fittings you need to get started—including a 1.3 gallon steam generator—plus a plan for building your own steam box with an internal rack of dowels for even steam distribution.
Curves lend a natural, organic look to your projects, and steam bending is a great way to create those curves. The creative opportunities with steam bending are endless.
This coat hook plan is featured in the August 2021 issue of Woodworker's Journal Magazine. Order this issue here.
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