I'm making up a new kitchen and have most of the work done and ready to go.
Cabinet fronts are red oak and poly. I'd like to finish it off by trimming
some curves in 1" red oak too, for end-shelf units 3/4" deep and the end of
the worktops 2" deep, that are exposed in the galley style kitchen. Now I
had planned to do it in several sections glue up and cut the radius with
router jig, but Here's The Question;
Could I steam the red oak to shape? and if so will it significantly change
the color bearing in mind it will be the same material and finish that the
rest of the kitchen is made from?
The other alternative is to strip laminate it?
Steam bending can work. You can make the steam chest from PVC pipe with
the screw on ends. and you can fashion an inlet to attach a steam
Norm(TOH and NY) showed the set up on video during a show. Regrdless,
StEAM BENDING- from Lee Valley tools-Three booklets online and shows how
to make everything.
Stabalizing and bending wood for the hobbyist.
"The measure of a man is what he will do
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