|Forum topic by Ben||posted 01-14-2013 03:27 PM||678 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-14-2013 03:27 PM
Well, the drawer face on my largest drawer so far (9 1/2”) cupped significantly over two days. I’ve been using the 1 1/8” large truss head drawer front screws, two on each side for these. Maybe my screws weren’t close enough to the edge? I just ran in two more on each side very close to the edges at a slight angle and it sucked in most of the cup.
How do I prevent this from happening on the rest of the fronts, and make sure it doesn’t continue on this last one? Is just a matter of better screw placement? It’s impossible to get very close to the sides because the face overhangs the drawer box and on the bottom I’ve got the locking devices.
I had the rough-sawn 4/4 Cherry inside acclimating for at least two weeks, stickered on my floor. Then I took it out and milled it to 3/4” and immediately installed it. This is one solid piece of wood, not glued up.