I remember reading something long ago about that. I don't know what they did to get it out of there. It seems like that was some sort of old technique.
I really can't remember much about it.
A guy I used to know made rocking chairs using a tank method to bend his wood, don't remember what chemicals he used.
A tank sounds easier for something small like strips, but I'll need to do a bunch of research if I start getting serious about this, which I might.
I like the idea of doing it from scratch. I can get the wood I'd need pretty easily and cut my own strips.