Straighten piece of wood

Posted by Justin W.


Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

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Monday, 17th Oct 2016
We have a large flat piece of unfinished wood that we are using for a desk top.

It has walked a little bit over time and we would like to straighten it or plain it flat. We are open to suggestions.

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And its for rough sawn pine , harder the wood more you pay . You can restore but with my experience its not worth restoring cupped slab rarher than rip it for planks for other uses.This is my experience with wood as a woodworker with similar situations. That car solution , good luck trying it will realign the cupped area bur sujjest to keep a car wjen wood changes every season
Hi Justin, whats the length and the width of the widest place to see what can be done. If you just want a surface to work no need of paying any one just go to Bunnings and get a board of what ever material and rip it to the width and cut it to lenght from them as its free or ask for ikea table top from them as well around 90-100. Then if you really want a rough sawn plank dresses and stained with same dimentions to keep the same patina of what you have you might be looking at minimum of 200
Saturate the wood that you want straightened. At $6 a bag, grab 3-4 20kg of cement bags and use them to weigh the wood down.
Once flat you will need to dry it out sufficiently otherwise the same warping will occur as it dries out.
A sheet of Malemine is your cheapest option.
My floor is level and I have a spare car in the garage are you happy to pay for the piece of wood
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