Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
if you want to now if it is stem bent or laminated, just look straight down on the upper edge from the tip of one arm to the tip of the other. If it were laminated instead of steam bent, it would be very obvious. My vote is cast as steam bent without looking. I'm sure that sometime during the bending process it was placed in a mould of sorts to help keep the shape throughout the coolong process. That way, they could accurately fit the rest of the chair structure and would be a great help in mass production.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx