The art of bending wood confounds most woodworkers, yet it is surprisingly easy to do with the four basic methods in this complete guide.
The techniques are presented in step-by-step photo sequences that leave nothing to the imagination and show woodworkers exactly how it's done: bending green wood or twigs, bending with heat or steam, and bending panels or laminations.
There are seven step-by-step projects presented, including shaker boxes, a bow for an arrow, a rustic chair, the sides of a guitar, and bent panels used for tables and pedestals.
All the necessary tools and equipment are discussed with an eye to budget and practicality, making this appeal to both amateur and professionals of all skill levels.
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Jonathan Benson is a professional furniture maker who specializes in contemporary curved pieces with extensive veneer figures.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has won numerous prestigious design awards and is the author of Wood Art Today.
He lives in Des Moines, Iowa.