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bentwood

[′bent‚wu̇d]
(engineering)
Wood formed to shape by bending, rather than by carving or machining.

bentwood

Wood formed to shape by bending, rather than by carving or machining.
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Beech, like ash, gained respect with the development of bentwood furniture.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, held a major retrospective exhibition, "The Architecture of Frank Gehry," in 1986, and the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts exhibited his bentwood furniture in the early 1990s.
Windsor chairmakers were bending wood in the 1700s, but not until Michael Thonet perfected the method about 1840 was mass-production of bentwood furniture possible.