Bent Lamination using 1x6 yellow cedar


I want to make a super-strong curved hammock stand using yellow cedar. The most affordable wood I can find comes in 1x6 dimensions.
The curve will have a radius of approx 8ft, total wood length of 19ft and will be made of 8 layers of 1x6.
Does this sound feasable? Or should I try to find some thinner yellow cedar stock?
If need be, would steam bending the wood help it form to the lamination?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Thanks, Dave
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you're going to have a lot of trouble bending 1x6 material. if you ripped it down to 1/4 to 1/2, and used a lot of glue and clamps and bent them around a form, you might be able to do it.
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If you are going to resaw it anyway, look for larger, thicker stock. It will tend to be higher quality, clearer of knots and twists.
An 8" thick hammock stand? I guess THAT won't move too easily. Take pictures.
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