Wood Bending


Wood Bending

During this project I experimented with different ways of bending different types of wood. Methods ranged from steam bending, burning, to soaking the wood in softening chemicals. For my final product I decided to use beech wood and the chemical softening process to help bend the wood over a forming die. Pushing the limits of the process I decided to create a decorative building block in the form of a link. Designed specifically to be connectable in different configurations the links can be ordered to create both simple and complex patterns which may make for decorative hanging elements/room dividers.

 
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