Bending wood — it’s easier than it looks. And this elegant hall table is a great way to perfect your bent lamination skills.

Most of the woodworking projects I build have parts that are straight flat and square. But every so often it’s nice to break out of the box and throw in a few curves. That’s just what this accent table is all about — curved stretchers. Getting pieces of solid wood to bend like this may seem impossible or at least complicated. But don’t worry. It turns out to be a simple process that doesn’t require any special tools or materials. The trick is that although they look like a single board they’re not. To get the wood to bend each stretcher is cut down into thin flexible strips. These strips are then coated with glue wrapped around an S-shaped form and clamped. The result is smoothly curved parts. With a little clean up they’re ready to use.

What you get:

10 pages of step-by-step instructions
Over 40 full-color photos illustrations and exploded views
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