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Posted on Building shelves, need advice

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#1 posted 04-19-2017 08:41 AM

I agree with rich, a small cup in that width can be “forced” out.

It would help us understand if we could see a sketch of the design.

If you flatten with a “spine” be sure to attach in a way that allows for wood movement.

Leaning against the wall, by itself, was probably not the cause of the cup, but leaning one board against the other with no air space in between could easily cause a cup. Moisture exchange between air and wood will be different on the exposed face than on the “covered” face. To store flat panels, and have them stay flat, best practice is to stack and sticker on a flat surface.

The term “warp” applies to all of these types:

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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