I would like to repair (replace) some wood at the top of a garden gate that
has split out at the corners. It has a gentle arc across the top and then
curves 90 degrees down for fastening to the main gate structure. Looks like
it was made from 1x4 stock. I would like to use a more durable wood and
make it from 1/4 laminated stock that has been steam bent. Would resawn
Cedar be appropriate?
The old one lasted 10 years. Now I'm looking for 20! The gate is finished
with a colonial blue pigmented penetrating stain.
Softwoods are not supposed to be very good for bending, although with a big
radius and thin strips, I am sure it can easily be done. Personally, I
would choose white oak. It has good bending qualities and is used for such
things as boats, casks and caskets. With a little care, it should last 20
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