May 27, 2022

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Bending Plywood To Make a Lounge Chair | #RocklerBentWoodChallenge

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For this Bent Plywood Lounge Chair Project I wanted to show that it is possible to use inexpensive materials and basic hand held tools to make curved and hi end looking furniture. I got the plywood from homedepot and used a technique called Kerf Bending to make it more flexible. This Bent Lamination Plywood Lounge Chair was done to kick off the next challenge, the #RocklerBentWoodChallenge that we are hosting on our Podcast. The Modern Maker Podcast.

So Make sure to follow the hashtag on instagram, and listen to episode 151 of the podcast to hear more on it. Full Details below.
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How To Enter:
Make a project using some form of bending wood (bent lamination, steam bending, kerf bending, etc.) Track your progress and share final pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #RocklerBentWoodChallenge

We encourage you to also share a video on YouTube (though that’s not a requirement).
Entries must be submitted by October 31st, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST.

Your project can be as large or small as you want. You can include other materials beyond wood. The only hard and fast rule is that your project should incorporate and feature some sort of bent wood.

Prizes Include:
1st Place- $500 Gift Card
2nd Place – $250 Gift Card
3rd Place- $125 Rockler Gift Card

Winners will be chosen by Mike Montgomery, Chris Salomone, and myself a few weeks following the challenge’s close and will be announced on the Modern Maker Podcast and on Instagram.

Also, Rockler has offered a discount on their Steam bending Kit to coincide with the challenge. Here is a link to the challenge page will also includes a link to the discounted Steam Bending Kit –

I highly recommend using the JUMPROPE app for making videos to enter in the challenge. You can use short clips and photos from your phone and then export seamless videos with captions for posting on Instagram and youtube.

Here is a link to download the jumprope app.

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1/8” Plywood:

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