|Forum topic by zombeerose||posted 03-16-2010 11:04 PM||924 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-16-2010 11:04 PM
I have been designing a Greene & Greene influenced ceiling light fixture for my kitchen to replace the cheap ‘80s aluminum frame. For this project, I am trying to avoid making it bulky by using thinner stock (1/4”) in most places. However, I find myself getting rather frustrated because after jointing an edge then milling to the final dimensions, nearly every board stills up warping or bowing to some extent.
I am therefore curious how much tolerance I should allow for in each piece since the stock is thinner and can usually be straightened with minor pressure. In most cases, I am now considering joining two pieces together at right angles to help correct these deviations. Does anyone else suffer from these complications?
The wood is kiln dried walnut that has acclimated for years now.
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