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

July 20, 2018

The first step in any wood-bending project is constructing 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.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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