Schutte’s Mill Services includes Heat Forming to create beautiful arches, ellipses and circles out of a single piece of wood. These are great for entry ways and exterior detailing.
DIY enthusiasts can also try these steam wood bending techniques at home.
Steam Bending is a tried and true technique that has been used for ages. To begin, you will need to construct your steam box:
Once your steam box system is assembled and tested, insert with wood along with the forms and molds for shaping. Fill your water container and begin the heating process. The wood should begin to take form in about an hour. Allot 1 hour for every inch of thickness (e.g. 2 hours for wood that is 2 inches thick).
If you don’t have the space or the time to form your own wood, call the experts at the Schutte Lumber Mill, 888.470.4181.
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New alder products available February 2018
Schutte Lumber Company is proud to announce the addition of a new product line
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