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cybernation 02-19-2013 07:52 PM

Can Anyone recommended links for steam bending set ups
Hello all

I would like to find some instructions for a steam building setup. And how to do it. fyi I'm an occasional diy kinda guy.

I specifically need it for moulding that goes up the stringer on a curved stairs.

Or is it recommended to buy the flexible trim?

I would like to add white moulding. I'm not sure what type of wood to use.
Thanks guys!

woodworkbykirk 02-19-2013 07:57 PM

buy flexible molding,, youll have to get it at a trim supplier.. not a big box

Keith Mathewson 02-19-2013 09:39 PM

Hello again,

Flex molding is certainly one option, I've used it once. Steam bending is another option and is my preferred choice. Many times molding on a curved stair can be flexed in without steam bending. There are many demo's on Youtube on steam bending. Use white oak or ash, stay away from poplar.

chitownken 02-20-2013 08:34 PM

Rockler has a kit for building a steam box.

jaydevries 02-20-2013 08:55 PM

a wall paper steamer and pvc pipe long enough for trim :thumbup:

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