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How do you make a steam box?

What is the size of a steam box?

  • Our biggest steam box is a 13-1/2” x 13-1/2” x 73” plywood box. It is very simple – butt joints and screws. The work pieces are held up on dowels that run across the center of the box. The steam goes into the box via a hole drilled into the end of the box.

How does a steam generator box work?

  • The work pieces are held up on dowels that run across the center of the box. The steam goes into the box via a hole drilled into the end of the box. The hole accomodates the hose from the steam generator. It has a hinged door at one end with rubber weather stripping for a seal.

What is the best material for a steam box?

  • A steam box can be made from PVC, plywood or hardwood. It just needs to be able to stand up to moisture and heat. Your steam box needs to have some kind of support for your work pieces inside the box so that they are surrounded by steam, not just heated on one or two sides. Dowel rods work well and are relatively easy to install.

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