I just saw a YouTube video where a guy was easily bending cedar strips for his canoe with a heat gun.
The temperature of a heat gun is very hot (over 1000 degrees) but how hot does the wood itself have to be before it can be bent so easily? The motivation for my question is that suppose you don't have a heat gun but you have an oven, you would need to know what oven temp is going to be enough to plasticize the wood.
Do you need to bring the wood to the melting point of lignin, softening point, etc.?