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#1 posted 08-02-2019 07:30 PM

I think that it will just spring back, especially since it is 2” thick. To relieve the stress, I would think that you would have to heat it while over bending to soften the lignon but I think that the amount of heat required would cause the glue to fail. It is probably possible to use straighten it out by simply attaching it to the aprons. If the table design doesn’t have aprons, it may be better to cut it apart along the joints and take the necessary steps to straighten it out.

Another trick that I have seen done is to rout groves into the bottom to accept 2 or 3 angle irons and screw the angle iron into the grooves to pull it straight.

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