Thursday, April 19, 2012
Straightening Warped Wood
To straighten the piece out, we laid the side panel down on our low workbench and clamped to long pieces of wood tightly down each side to create a trough. Then, between these long 'fences' we placed short pieces of wood horizontally. We clamped all of this snugly down onto the workbench using several very long clamps.
The side panel will stay like this until it is completely dry. Then we will take all the clamps off and check to see if it has straightened out. If it has, then great! If it has not, then we will have to re-wet the wood and go through the process again.
Just a little educational post today. I hope you enjoyed it!