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Forum topic by mcgriffith posted 11-23-2011 05:23 PM 896 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2011 05:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: iron wood picture frame fix frame

I inherited a large picture frame that my great grandfather made from what is called Iron Wood, I think the wood has another name, but that is what our family has always known this wood as.

Anyway, my father passed this frame to me, before he passed away in 2006. The frame is pretty large, (I am unsure at this time what the dimensions are). The frame is bowed a bit on one side, and I am wondering how I might be able to fix it so taht the frame can easily be used for a new picture.

As soon as I can, I plan to put a picture up of this and so maybe that will help someone be able to provide some advice.

I have been looking at many many projects here and I see a lot of beautiful projects – that tells me there a lot of talented people here. I look forward to getting your advice.

Thank you so much. ...mike…

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#1 posted 11-24-2011 04:49 AM

wet the area that has bowed and clamp it to something that straightens it. You will probably need to move it past the zero point because you will get some spring back. Wrap it in black plastic and put it in the sunshine to heat it (all day on a warm day) and then allow it to cool and move it indoors still wrapped in the plastic. Leave it for a few days or longer to allow it to stabilize. If the bowing is severe you might need to take the clamping in several steps to avoid splitting the wood. The entire process would take several steps.

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