Carpenter Shows A Neat Trick Caused by Putting Wood In Boiling Water

March 31, 2015 Videos

This carpenter has a unique method for creating something that looks impossible to make. It’s difficult to explain exactly what he’s creating, because it’s not quite like anything else – it’s made from wood, and dipping just one piece of it in boiling water is the trick to making this seemingly inconceivable structure. When the wood is boiled, it becomes malleable, and after boiling it again you can set it back to its original position.

The wood used is pine wood, but most types of wood should work. According to eHow, you should boil the wood for at least 10 minutes. This process of shaping wood has been used to make musical instruments and furniture and dates back to the Middle Ages. I’ve definitely never tried it before, but after seeing how easy it is I might just give it a shot!
Have you used this process to make anything before? Share your stories with us in the comments below!
In case you were wondering, the song in the background is Pete Seeger’s “What Did You Learn In School?” It certainly got stuck in my head after I watched this video!

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