Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Powell River British Columbia, Canada
A friend of mine, many years ago, was bending some oak strips for window framing in a cabin boat he was building. The boat was all wood, so that gives you an idea of how many years ago. I think the strips were about 3/4 inch. He would steam them in a long pipe for several hours, and when they came out he could pretty near bend them like putty. He was a sweet old man who kind of took me under his wing, and showed me how to build things.