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#1 posted 861 days ago

Thanks for all the responses guys. This non woodworker who has found himself working with wood appreciates it greatly!

Earls analysis seems pretty good for what I was thinking. I think it is more the glue shrinking a little and pulling the board into a warp rather than it warping because of moisture content. And laminating the board is something interesting I will have to consider.

Moment, there was a cleat installed before hand but it was an aluminum cleat that was quite bendable along that direction. Edge glueing all ove those blocks might make something like this entirely to time consuming. It already takes about 6 hours to get all the pieces laid out straight and in order without applying glue to each individual block. But i will consider still if I can apply it.

Also, would birch ply be the best for this? I chose MDF not for its cheapness but for its straightness and thought it would bend less. I think I have seen laminated MDF, not sure, maybe even one sided laminated…that seems good. Any opinions?

BTW, for the quick fix I am heading down there myself to fix the problem. I will be actually removing some of the blocks and attaching it directly to the studs in the wall to force it back in shape. Then reinstalling the blocks with a velcro back.


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