Question: I’m building Adrian Ferrazzutti's coopered table from "Star Burst Coffee Table," FWW #225. For the bent-laminated staves, I’m using three layers of ash, with a walnut outer layer, all 1/8 in. thick. After bending, I had issues with springback. Any advice? Would using a softer wood for the inner strips help?
-- Al Donato , NJ
Answer: For the laminated staves in my table base, I used...