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#1 posted 04-11-2012 05:51 PM

Sorry I missed the point that it was an old piece of furniture. Another problem is in some old pieces they didn’t allow for wood movement so when the wood expands it ether cups or cracks what’s holding it. Is this drawer bottom removable or already out of the drawer,if so the hot water and weight idea may do the trick. Sometimes it takes more than once to get it flat. If that doesn’t work cut the bottom in half or thirds with the grain and glue it back together. Be careful sawing bowed wood on the table saw,if possible use a band saw.


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