RE: Bending Poplar

I use poplar for the gunnels and chines when building smaller boats. I have a 10 ft length of 4" plastic pipe with the cap cemented in place on one end. I fill the tube with water then put the poplar in it and cap the end and let it soak for several days.
I won't suggest that it bends like rubber, but it does bend quite well and shows no signs of stress. I secure it to the boat ribs/frames as I go and let it air dry for several days and it holds it's new shape quire well.
I have not found another wood that works that easily.
Don Dando
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
Add image file

Site Timeline is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.