|Forum topic by arlodaniel||posted 11-21-2013 04:41 PM||9666 views||2 times favorited||45 replies|
11-21-2013 04:41 PM
Hi! I am brand new to lumberjocks, but have read many posts with great interest and am continually impressed by the level of knowledge and willingness to help that I’ve noticed!
I’ve just completed a farmhouse table based more or less on these plans:
I used kiln-dried fir, and allowed the lumber to acclimate to my apartment for a week.
And yet, in preparing to attach the tabletop to the base, I discovered that the tabletop (made of 4 boards joined with pocket screws and capped with breadboards) is warped such that the two opposite corners float above the legs:
I thought I could simply clamp it down and screw it in… but unfortunately as I clamp the opposite corners, rather than pulling the tabletop down to meet the base, it lifts the base up to meet the warped top, so that one of the legs ends up about an inch off the floor!
I could just put a shim under that leg, but it’s a big enough distance that the table will then be on a noticeable angle; I suppose I could put 1/2” shims under the two opposite legs but, again, not ideal.
Thoughts I’ve had:
1) Leaving the warped wood on the cement floor overnight with weights on the corners.
-Did that; ineffective
Thank you so so much for any advice or suggestions!!