|Forum topic by Mike_D_S||posted 01-02-2013 02:55 AM||1652 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
01-02-2013 02:55 AM
I’m building a pair of cherry vanities for my daughters and have run into a challenge with the top of one of them. The top of the vanity is split into three sections. The two sides are fixed and glued to the frame and with drawers on each side. The center section will flip up and have a mirror inside it. The three pieces are all cut from a single glue up so the grain will be continuous.
I glued up the top mostly paying attention to the look of the grain for what i thought looked good. I realize now that I essentially did my glue up with all the bark sides up. I cut the top and glued the sides down without any real trouble. I needed to order the hardware for the center section, so I left it off to the side for about a week and now that I’m ready to mount it I see that it’s warped pretty significantly.
The pic shows what I’m facing and the warp raises the center about 1/16”.
I could just make a new center section, but I’d like to try and save this. The center section could easily be slightly thinner than the sides as I can tweak the hinge height and install bumpers in the front to level it up.
I’m looking for advice on ways to correct this. My first thoughts are to rig up a jig like a router sled with runners and run my router back and forth over the top to flatten the top. Once I had the top flattened I could sand it smooth and then hand plane the edges a bit to dress the bottom. Not very elegant, but I’m pretty sure I can make this work.
What other ways could I get this problem fixed? I’d really like to save the center section if i can.
On a side note, I made my first set of dovetail drawers today and they turned out pretty good so I’m batting 500 for the day I guess.
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