can wood molding bend?

Old 03-27-04, 02:30 PM
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can wood molding bend?

Can wood molding be bent? If so, how can I get it to stay in the bent position, without straighting out?

To explain: I have a J shaped couch, in the corner behind it, My Dad built tables to display stuff.

When the new couch arrived it was the same shape but about 2" shorter.
Could I bend molding around the face of the tables to take up this space?

Any input would be appreciated, but please type slow, I'm new to this DIY. Thanks
Old 03-27-04, 02:40 PM
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I'd think bending wood molding would be pretty hard to do. I did see on one of the home shows a while back a molding product that was "bendable." It was being used to trim out a curved stairway. It was some sort of plastic material that looked the same as regular molding and was cut, installed, and painted the same way. I do recall it was pretty expensive.
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wood moulding

You can search this item in any browser site, (for example, google). Type flexible moulding and it will provide several sites.
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Many curved pieces are made this way through laminating strips into the shape then cutting the profile. Bendable pieces would provide an alternative.
Old 03-28-04, 04:19 PM
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You need to re-route the radius of the new couch. Adding strips of wood isn't going to make the radius any tighter and make it meet to new couch. It will make the radius smaller, but it will be a different radius.
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Can cutting kerfs on the back side of the molding allow for bending?
Old 03-30-04, 10:38 AM
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NO, it wont

You will see the cut marks as you need to cut all the way from the top to the bottom.

Cutting kerfs will only work for certain situations and this isnt one of them

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