Shaker Boxes Woodworking Project Woodsmith Plans
If youve ever wanted to try steam bending Shaker boxes are a great project to start with. And weve added a couple of our own design touches to this classic form. Traditionally Shaker boxes were oval containers made from thin bent strips of hardwood.
How to Bend Wood for Shaker Boxes YouTube
Follow along as we demonstrate how to bend straightgrained wood for the construction of oval Shaker boxes.
42826 Steam Box Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
springback. The key elements for steam bending are a shaped form a steam source and an enclosed steam box. This Rockler steam kit contains the portable steam generator and hardware necessary to construct a steam box using your wood. See Kit Contents above. Steam Box Construction Your steam box should be as small as possible while still
Shaker Steam Bent Boxes Heartwood Creative Woodworking
Intro to Steam Bending Steam Bent Shaker Boxes. 1 Day Course suitable for all levels. Steam Bent boxes also referred to as Bentwood Boxes and Shaker Boxes have become iconic symbols of American Shaker culture. Made entirely by hand in the 1800s boxes were used to store a variety of items including dried foodstuffs and
Bending Wood With Hot Water FineWoodworking
Russ Filbeck doesnt use a steambox when bending wood for his ladderback chairs. Instead he uses a copper tray made by noted Shaker box maker John Wilson. Russ simply fills the copper tray with water and puts it on a hot plate. Steam and boiling water are both 212 at sea level so it doesnt matter whether the wood is in boiling water or
Rockler Steam Bending Kit w/FREE Steam Box Plan Hinges and
The kit includes all the hardware and fittings you need to get startedincluding a 1.3 gallon steam generatorplus a plan for building your own steam box with an internal rack of dowels for even steam distribution. Features: Make curved handles Shaker boxes curved edging moldings and more. Holds 1.3 gallons of water for up to 2 hours of
How to bend wood for Shaker boxes FineWoodworking
For woodworkers looking to learn the art of bending wood with steam or hot water traditional Shaker box construction is a great place to start. The required toolsa trough of either copper or galvanized steel a pair of hot plates and a supply of distilled waterarent costly and great results can be achieved with only a modicum of
Shaker Oval Box Kit Lee Valley Tools
Supplementary Information on Steam Bending Shaker Boxes To make a Shaker box you need to render a wooden band pliable so that it can be wrapped around an oval form without it splitting cracking or breaking. One way to do this is to boil the wood band however steam bending is also effective