Woodworking projects: How to bend wood with your bare hands (and the help of a steam box)

Bending wood is a difficult endeavor that is usually reserved for the most experienced woodworkers. But with the right tools and know-how, you, too, can bend wood to your will. Wood selection is paramount, as is a well-constructed mold and heavy-duty clamps. But the first step in any wood-bending project is constructing a steam box. Here are four tutorials demonstrating how to build your own steam box and begin your curved and winding journey to wood bending success.