Bedside Tables Using Bentwood Technique
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In January Dremel Maker Studio posed a challenge to members and asked what New Years resolutions members would pursue in the new year. I decided to learn how to make furniture using the Bentwood techniques. As a result I read up on press techniques, creating forms, and wood selection for creating Bentwood shapes. The result was the development of a project that would utilize Bentwood, creation of a design drawing, making a jig to press the wood into the desired shape, selecting a wood that could be bent when softened. Pressing out the form by gluing the wood strips together. The rest was just making a box, making the holders for the glass, making the drawer, attaching everything after finishing. I learned a lot about Bentwood forming and realize that you can make complex shapes over and over again. Your design is limited only by how you make your forms.