Sunday, 12 October 2008

Companionway steps made from Superform bending plywood

Details are often what matters when the job is done,we applied an imported none slip tape to stop both surface wear and slipping,the steps are really comfortable under foot now.

Each year we try and make some new design with Superform bending plywoods,we are the importers and distributors to southern africa (retail agencies are available)we work with the local Cape Technical Design College, when their design students are given a design and manufacturing task,Superform plys and Flexiveneers often are the only way to produce the complex forms they have designed.These steps involved a lot of design and manufacturing,jigs had to be made to form the steps,in this case laminated from three layers of 8mm Superform ply,we laminated the teak Flexiveneers to the top and bottom faces at the same time,it is important to use the correct hard grade of glue,especially when the solid teak front and rear edge strips are formed.

Note,now that the jigs are made,we have a full set of templates too,we can make the steps as a kit for home assembly,we will need specific sizes from you,the hight and distance known as 'going'.Veneer species we have in stock are,Teak,Beach,American Walnut,Maple,White Ash,Khaya Mahogany,many others are also available to order.