|Forum topic by garberfc||posted 253 days ago||1334 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
253 days ago
I have a couple of boards that are bowed and I’m wondering if they need straightening / how to do it, or, are they okay.
I’m building a faceframe out cherry. The stiles and rails are two inches wide and are going to be joined using mortise and tenons. The faceframe is going to be attached to the carcass using biscuits and Titebound III glue.
As seem in the photos I’ve been attempting to straighten these boards by bending them in the direction opposite their bow. They’ve been clamped for about a week and at least half the bow is gone. I’d say the bow in the middle is about 3/32. The rail is ~21 inches. I’m wondering if all the bow will eventually be removed and if it’ll return to it’s original shape over time.
Another question: Do you think that M&T joints, biscuits and glue are strong enough to hold a piece of bowed wood flat over time?
Thanks in advance for your help,