Possible solution to the warped blanket chest lid

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Blog entry by nobuckle posted 12-14-2011 02:58 AM 2539 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To start, thanks to all who have, thus far, provided input towards helping solve the problem I am having with this warped blanket chest lid. I think that I have come up with a solution that will flatten the lid. Not only will it flatten the lid it will also add an attractive element to the blanket chest. Here is what I came up with.

Solution utilizes two side rails and a back rail all made of solid Red Oak.

Once I attach the soild wood rail along the back of the lid the bow that now exists should disappear or be minimized greatly. I think this will work. What do you think?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#1 posted 12-14-2011 03:06 AM

Fine idea.
That should do.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 12-14-2011 04:28 AM

That should cure the bow on the back side but I’m not confident it will flatten the front. You might clamp the back piece and see how much it fixes before you commit. A strip on the underside of the front of the lid might be necessary.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 12-14-2011 03:26 PM

you can retract the rails so they are inside the box when the lid is closed .. just my 2 cent

good luck

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#4 posted 12-14-2011 05:24 PM

gfadvm, thanks for the input. I think your idea is a good one. I’ll do a test before actually start gluing things togerther.

Dennis, I appreciate your two cents. I may end up having to attach the rails on the under side of the lid. I’ll just have to see how things pan out.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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