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#1 posted 03-11-2015 05:50 PM

The key to straight doors will be stock selection. Rather than 1×8s, look for 1×12 with the pith in the center, the ends will be quartersawn. Sticker and give the wood some time to acclimate/dry. Rip out the center (pith) and use the ends. Don’t back it with plywood or anything else, that will just cause problems.

Your rip and flip plan is worth trying.

-- Rick M,

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