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#1 posted 08-30-2016 03:32 PM

One thing I see, which is always a topic of arguments, is the grain direction on your center boards. They are cupped up. You should have the grain with the crown up. I would have also ripped those wide boards into narrower pieces and glued them back together.

But your question was “what now”, so I would get your bottom frame built and try clamping it down to see how much that will flatten it out. In other words, will the top flatten or will the frame lift. If the top flattens then secure it tight in the middle and give it room to move on the outer edges. You said this will be outside, covered I hope, otherwise that wood will be a mess in a short amount of time.

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