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Forum topic by Ben posted 554 days ago 543 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ben

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554 days ago

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.
The drawer front below it on the bottom of the cabinet will be 10 1/2”.

Thanks.


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bondogaposis

2436 posts in 947 days


#1 posted 554 days ago

Use quarter sawn or rift sawn stock instead of plain sawn wood. Plain sawn always cups to the bark side.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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ajosephg

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#2 posted 554 days ago

Best to rip and glue back together.

-- Joe

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