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Manipulating and bending wood is an  age-old practice, from walking stick handles to bentwood chairs. EcoCurves, manufacturer of glulam timber arches, promotes speed and flexibility as its main advantages in the modern manifestation of the technique. Using computers that can turn the most elaborate shapes into products in just 40 minutes, the firm can make roof arches up to 19m wide. It’s a far cry from your grandad’s walking stick, but retains a satisfying sense of the traditional.

Timber Expo Stand C81

 

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