Bendable plywood

I'm making a base for a coffee table and my design thoughts are aiming at a n S-shaped form. The form would be about an 8-inch sandwich The top is a la rge filch of white oak. Has anyone any experience with bendable plywood? I've found these folks online: http://www.kerfkore.com/ and there is a dist ributor close enough to warrant a visit.
I suppose I could kerf-cut my own, but ...
Larry
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"Gramps' shop" wrote:
I'm making a base for a coffee table and my design thoughts are aiming at an S-shaped form. The form would be about an 8-inch sandwich The top is a large filch of white oak. Has anyone any experience with bendable plywood? I've found these folks online: http://www.kerfkore.com/ and there is a distributor close enough to warrant a visit. ------------------------------------------------ Here in SoCal, you can get "Bending Ply" at most any of the real lumber yards,
Typically 1/4" with all the grains oriented in the same direction so it can be bent.
The stuff I saw used was Poplar but assume other veneers are available.
Lew
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On 3/18/2014 10:15 PM, Gramps' shop wrote:

Like Lew said, "bendable plywood" is available at most suppliers around here, although it's not very pretty for a finished product unless you're painting.
You must also use some type of method/structure to "set" the shape, otherwise the flexibility remains in the end product.

Why not? You have a table saw, it is very easy to do, albeit a bit time consuming in its repetitive nature.
Besides, "kerfing" it yourself is the only way I know to be able to use the exact plywood desired for the project.
Quite a bit of "kerfing for shape" in 3/4" plywood was done on this project a couple of years back:
https://picasaweb.google.com/111355467778981859077/EWoodShopSGCurvedWallDesk201102?noredirect=1#
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On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 8:15:27 PM UTC-7, Gramps' shop wrote:

an S-shaped form. The form would be about an 8-inch sandwich The top is a large filch of white oak. Has anyone any experience with bendable plywood? I've found these folks online: http://www.kerfkore.com/ and there is a di stributor close enough to warrant a visit.

Kerfing sucks. Bendable ply is used all the time in cabinet shops. You need to build a frame for it to sit on because it is like a wet noodle. You can get ply that bends in the 4' direction or the 8' direction. I prefer the 8 ' direction because it is fun seeing guys try to carry it.
http://packardforestproducts.com/products/plywood/hardwood-plywood/bending- plywood/#sthash.gJX6L8eR.dpbs
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