Originally Posted by scorrpio
Actually bent lamination IS viable. You simply need to rip individual strips to varied width so they approximate the quarter-round - then routing a profile should not cause a distortion.
Why not just make a lamination to the right shape, and then cut the quarter round profile on a router or shaper? Same as cutting a roundover on any curved edge. You'd want a simple jig to hold it, but otherwise, no problems.
Steam bending is ok, but it's more work for a single piece like this, and that's a pretty tight bend for steaming.