Free-Form Steam-Bending Technique
Bend a workpiece in two directions in this technique for creating curved and twisted furniture parts
His unique process involves bending wood to a form in two directions to compress the wood fibers and break the lignum bonds in the wood. With each bend, a backup strap keeps the wood from splintering or tearing out. Once a piece of wood has gone through this double-bending process, it can be shaped or twisted in wild directions.