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thats really REALLY smooth lo

thats really REALLY smooth looking. bet its beyond expensive....

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Damn thats sexy

I wouldn't mind having one of those in my living room Blum 3

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It has always intrigued me...

I wonder how they get that thick of wood to arch like that?

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It's carved. It looks like m

It's carved. It looks like many pieces of wood were glued and pressed together, and then the shape was carved from that. It's pretty common to do for large items, as buying a chunk of suitable wood that large would be both difficult to find, and very expensive.

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it could also be laminated

It would help if I read Jon's reply. I was going to say you can make some very pretty and very strong arches by building a form and laying "thin" wood strips down over it. You glue and clamp as you go that way. Once dry, as Jon suggests, you can shape at will. It's super strong and very wood efficient. I've seen some fancy curvy chairs done that exact way. You can also glue block together and shape from that. Not too helpful in those thin curves, but useful in the wide spots where single pieces would be unobtainable.

It is a sexy kiosk/computer stand.


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With the right woods and libe

With the right woods and liberal amounts of steam and heat, you don't even need to use multiple plies of wood. Shipbuilders used that technique, among others...


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