Rockler Simplifies Wood Bending Process

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New Steam Bending Kit makes it possible to add unique bends and curves to any type of wood.

Includes the steamer and plans to make your own steam box

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced the Steam Bending Kit, a unique device woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers can use with any steam box to give any wood species enough plasticity to bend or curve to their liking. With no moving parts, the Steam Bending Kit makes it very easy to bend wood used in the construction of oval Shaker boxes, instruments, specialized molding, doors, handrails, and many other applications.

"A steam box changes the way woodworkers think about woodworking," said Steve Krohmer, Vice President of product development. "The Steam Bending Kit allows its user to change wood shapes as part of a new design, or to match the curves of an existing design."

The Steam Bending Kit includes a built-in heating element that heats water and the contents of the steam box to 212° F. The refillable 5.3 quart reservoir may be filled and refilled to provide continuous steam when necessary on larger projects or when bending thicker, denser wood. Also included is a 10' long steam hose that safely directs steam to the steam box, and an assembly plan that provides easy step-by-step instructions on how to build a custom steam box.

The Steam Bending Kit and Plan (42826) retails for $89.99. It is available at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, Rockler's independent resellers,, or in the Rockler catalog. For store locations or a free catalog, please visit or call 1-877-ROCKLER.

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Celebrating its 56th anniversary as a family-run business, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the nation’s premier supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and other high quality woodworking products. Rockler has 29 retail locations in AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA, and WI – plus 60 independent reseller locations nationwide, as well as extensive catalog and internet operations.

To learn more about Rockler, please visit or call 1-877-ROCKLER.


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