Free Shipping on Orders of $30 or More

Learn more
0 Cart Menu

Description

Blending the technical and creative elements involved in steam-bending wood, this book encourages readers to explore the possibilities of making useful and attractive things with this versatile craft. It begins with an examination of wood structure at the cellular level and what happens to it when heated and bent, along with an overview of the basic techniques and equipment used. As a simple introductory project, Whinney explains how to make coat hangers from greenwood sticks heated in a campfire. What follows is a series of 15 increasingly advanced projects, helping develop the skills needed to form more complex objects, from a garden pyramid, a trivet, rustic Christmas decorations, and wooden rings and bracelets, to lampshades, chairs, a sleigh, and even a small boat. Along the way, he details how to heat wood in a microwave oven or on a stovetop, make bending jigs and compression straps, and build a workshop pipe steamer, all with straightforward instructions supplemented by photos showing key steps. With an eye toward both practical utility and aesthetically pleasing design, this is an easy-to-follow guide that goes beyond typical how-to guides on the subject. Softcover, 7-1/2”x9”, 144 pages, 2019.

Related Products

Product Availability At All Stores


Loading...

Item Added to your cart

{{ products.length }} Items Added to your cart

Items in your cart

Product Title

Item

$0.00

QTY: 0

Surcharge


Share On Facebook Share via Email

NAME YOUR WISH LIST

Sign In

User Name is a required field.

Password is a required field.

Forgot password? Forgot Username?

Benefits of creating an account:

Create an account

Please enter the username associated with your Lee Valley account and we will send you an email to reset your password.

Please enter the email address associated with your Lee Valley account and we will send you an email with your username.