How toPoplar Bentwood Lamp
8 steps
What you’ll need
Poplar 1” x 4” x 6’L
Radial Arm Saw Or Other Circular Saw
Wood Glue
Wall Mount Light
Painters Tape
Kerf Bending is done by cutting mostly through hardwood so it bends, then glueing in place.
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Mark a reference line to space cuts evenly. I used 1/2” on center for about an 180 degree bend.
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Set the depth of cut to leave around 3/32” or so. You want to use hardwood not softwood.
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I made a couple test pieces before the final.
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I bent the wood before applying glue; This made it hard to properly spread into kerfs.
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If you can be patient, WAIT to bend until you’ve applied glue (epoxy is another option I will try).
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Set on saw horses, apply glue, tape to hold in place, apply weights as needed.
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Figure out how to mount your lamp. I got some flat brackets and offset them with washers.
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Thanks!
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