Timber Benders reviles an old craft where timbers were steam softened and bended to get respective shape and form.
Suitable timbers used for bending purposes are Jarrah, Celery Top,Spotted Gum, Black wood, Oak, Cherry White Ash, Mahogany and other long fibre timbers. All the timbers must be air dired before use.
Currently, different types of Timbers are used for traditional purposes and recycled timbers are also in use. Steam Bend Timbers helps in manufacturing Curved or arch shaped structures for window heads, furniture components, architectural facias, curved handrails, arch shaped doorways, contemporary design pieces.
While working with and designing for steam bend timbers imagination is more requried.