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Old 02-19-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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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.
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buy flexible molding,, youll have to get it at a trim supplier.. not a big box

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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.
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Rockler has a kit for building a steam box.
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...4&site=ROCKLER
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a wall paper steamer and pvc pipe long enough for trim
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