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#1 posted 10-12-2018 03:56 AM

The cupping upwards actually means the bottom has a higher moisture content than the bottom, which causes the wood to curl towards the dry side as it is more taut.

I’m not sure if you can flatten it out for good, but your best bet would be to remove the table top, and see if you can dry the bottom out by laying it on it top for a while, and try putting a bit of weight on it using stickers. It’s worth a try, but the reality is that it sounds like the MC was too high when the table was put together.

You could also try using this dehumidifier kiln :

I have seen smaller boards, particularly flooring flatten out, but these are far from the live edge you would have used.

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