Material Sample Shop

Bendable Wood - Specially processed solid wood that can be bent by hand

This is normal hardwood subjected to a thermo-mechanical process that makes it very flexible. It can be bent in cold and dry condition, without the use of water, steam, or heat. Smaller sections can be bent by hand, but larger sections will require more force (e.g. c-clamps or even a bending machine).

Used for:
It is used mostly in furniture design and architecture. Applications include handrails, edges of tables, and curved baseboards.

Details:
Unjointed sections can be bent to a radius of ~10 times their thickness. The wood is not suited for outdoor use. Because the wood remains flexible indefinitely, it cannot be used for structural purposes. The maximum size available is 120 mm x 120 mm x 1.65 m in oak, ash, maple, cherry, walnut, and beech (length 2.2 m). Longer lengths can be created by joining pieces together.

The sample:
You get a stirrer stick with the dimensions 33 cm x 2.5 cm x 4 mm. You can easily bend the sample by hand, and it can easily be rebent if necessary. You can bend it till the ends meet.

All samples come with a laminated information card.

Welcome

Material Sample Shop sells material samples and small quantities of inspiring materials. You can use the samples to build your own material library or get materials for experiments.

All samples come with laminated information cards.

Browse the categories below to find more inspiring materials

Newsletter

Sign up here to receive news when we offer free samples or add new materials to the shop