Steam bending wood is an ancient art, a low energy, ecological method of manipulating wood.

Heat and moisture from steam softens the resin between the fibers of the wood, giving the skilled craftsman a limited time period to manipulate the wood into beautiful curves and unique shapes, once cooled they will hold their new shape indefinitely .

Steam bending is a traditional process steeped in history. It was once a vital practice, used by boat builders , barrel makers and paramount to the production of weapons, but with the advance of technology the practice has become less common and more specialized .