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#1 posted 06-10-2009 02:55 AM

When you choose your boards, look for the ones with the least cupping. The greater the cup (side to side bow), the more you will have to plane to get it flat. The best case scenario is 1/8” reduction after planing both sides. I’ve had some that it took 1/4” or more to get it flat. My lumber supplier brings rough boards out on a pallet and I dig through all of the boards until I find the best ones for my application.

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