In-person course
in Newton Ferrers, Plymouth Maker & location details

Introduction to Steam Bending - 2 Days



Steam bending opens up creative possibilities for woodworkers. With some simple in-expensive equipment you can start bending wood, and opening up a world of creativity. This course will give you a thorough understanding of the almost magical art of steam bending, and the confidence to take on projects on your own. We will cover all aspects of steam bending - theory and practice. You will learn how to select timber, make formers and setting jigs, different methods of steam box construction. We will carry out 2d, 3d composite bends and twists. We will look at the difference between unsupported and supported methods. You will take away a simple product, but more importantly the skills and knowledge to apply steam bending to your projects at home.

What's included in the price?

The course fee covers all materials, and biscuits! Just bring your lunch, and an open mind. Further details of local accommodation can be provided.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Peter Lanyon Furniture

with Craft Courses since 2013

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Peter Lanyon trained as a furniture maker at Rycotewood College in 1995, before going on to complete an MA with distinction in Furniture Design and Technology. He is a trained secondary school teacher, and has been teaching in many different guises for 2 decades. His current furniture practice sees him combining green woodworking techniques with his interest in design, and his skills in fine furniture making. He enjoys passing on these skills and passions through his courses.

Suitable for

  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
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Devon Green Wood Centre, Lambside Farm, Newton Ferrers, Plymouth, Devon, PL8 1HG