I'm about to build a tile counter top (or bench top as we call it here) for a new kitchen. I'm going to be using large porcelain floor tiles on top and thought I'd finish the edges with a nice native timber.
The top I'm working on is the breakfast bar where one end sticks out a little way. I thought perhaps I could lightly curve it to give it a more natural feel and take away the harsh lines.
However, the timber I have in mind for the edging is some old and dry wood I have lying around called Rimu. Is it even possible to curve this timber or would I need a new timber that is perhaps softer?
I've heard that people can use steam or a series of cuts. I don't have access to a steam box and cutting it the traditional way with lots of fine cuts only leaves one edge nice not the top and the side. Is there perhaps another method I could use in my home workshop?