Repairing warped drawrs?

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Forum topic by ReliefNo9 posted 01-13-2011 01:30 PM 731 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2011 01:30 PM

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I have been refinishing furniture for years but never had any thing warp this bad after stripping, the base wood warped and the vaneer srank down. Can I steam out the warps?

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 12:04 AM

Wood movement is most often caused by moisture change. If it was straight before and warped after you stripped it, then to me it sounds as if your base wood has taken on moisture and the veneer hasn’t reacted in similar fashion. Steam may work, but I would think it necessary to block it in a desired position after steaming and let it dry while being held. I gotta admit I wouldn’t give it much of a chance tho, if it warped on you it’s likely to warp again later. The veneers adhesive may not like it either. Best of luck.

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