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Posted on First Project snafu.. please advise

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Jorge G.

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#1 posted 10-18-2012 03:29 PM

Cosmic’s solution is the only way, I have used the iron square trick to straighten beams.

I think the question you should ask yourself is why did it bow? Now you know your construction method was not appropriate. If I am seeing your diagram correctly, you screwed the front part to the frame, a 1.5” frame this long is not stiff enough to prevent the wood from moving, which is what happened to the front.

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