The profiles of each leg are designed so that the solid wood visually splits and reforms further down the leg. Laminating the three bent profiles together will help to strengthen each leg while adding the dimensional stability that steam bending lacks.
The three legs are then joined in the middle with knockdown hardware.
The wood we chose is white oak because it is one of the best woods for bending. The profiles have very tight curves that would not be possible with other woods. Our first attempt at steam bending happened today, and we will get some pictures of that up soon. All we know so far is that there is a steep learning curve...