Thin pieces would be the best, especially if you expect it to hold any of
the shape after completion. The glue keeps it's shape.
"Sonny" wrote in message
I'd like to steam bend some solid cherry panels, approximately 23"H X
30"W, the bend/arc to be perpendicular to the grain and the complete
curve to be 90 degrees.... for making 2 curved cabinet doors at the
corner of the cabinet. I suspect this sort of bending may not be
sucessful. Has anyone tried this and what may be the best technique,
in anything special? Actually, I suspect steaming is not the way to
I suppose my alternative is to glue up and laminate the stock, to make
the rough curve and thicker stock (along the seams), then carve/sand
down to the appropriate curve/contour.
I think I need to be successful with the curve/bend aspect of the
panel, first, before I can address the raised panel aspect.
I've never attempted curved doors, so I don't know if either of these
approaches is best/appropriate. Any assistance would be appreciated.
I've checked out these 2 sites, so for, but I think I need more
"schooling" for my particular doors.