|Forum topic by mark4345||posted 03-13-2012 01:39 AM||2595 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-13-2012 01:39 AM
I am trying to make a step for my mom to get into her bed and match her current furniture. The bottom has a U shape each side being 10 inches, and the front is 20 inches, on the corners is a 3 7/16 radius. i cut a piece of straight grain cherry 6 1/2 inches wide and 48 inches long and 1/2 inch thick.
The reading i have done suggests a one hour per inch of thickness once the temperature inside the steam box has reached 200 degrees. So i put the piece in temp got to 200 degrees half hour later i took it out, immediately started clamping around my form….and nothing really happened it was as if i didn’t even steam it.
So…..what do you think…should i leave it in longer? Am i a bit ambitious trying to bend 1/2 inch stock? Does cherry not bend easily?
I am looking for suggestions here, this is my first go at steam bending.