There are many woods that are good for bending, (steam, heat, thin lamination, etc.) .
Stock Selection The U.S. Forest Service has evaluated 25 hardwood species for relati…ve bending quality. In their testing, the best 17 woods were:.
Hackberry (Best) White Oak Red oak Chestnut oak Magnolia Pecan Black walnut Hickory Beech Elm Willow Birch Ash Sweetgum Soft maple Yellow-poplar Hard maple (Worst).
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