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Steam-Bent Wooden Home Adapts Furniture-Making Techniques for Architecture

Posted: 03 Jan 2017 11:26 AM PST

Ever wonder how furniture makers get stiff, sturdy wood to adopt the kinds of elegant curves you see in chairs, pianos and even the shingles that adorn dome-shaped structures? Sometimes it's soaked, and sometimes it's steamed. Steam bending is an ancient art that uses heat and moisture inside a "steam box" to make wood temporarily pliable. Read more…

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