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Forum topic by Sawdust2012 posted 01-12-2014 03:52 PM 615 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sawdust2012

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01-12-2014 03:52 PM

I have a Walnut panel 16 1/2” x 37” x 7/8” which will be the lid of a blanket chest. Do I need to attach braces across the bottom side to prevent warping?


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#1 posted 01-12-2014 04:03 PM

American walnut rarely change its shape once cured.

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 04:20 PM

I wouldn’t, but if you decide to, make sure you allow for expansion across the width of the panel.
Mike

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 04:29 PM

It’s optional weather you ad cleats or not ,but if you do install them you will help prevent the top from cupping. Just make sure you don’t glue the cleats on ,just attach them with screws ,you need to elongate the holes the screws are in to allow for wood movement.

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 02:11 AM

You could add breadboard ends rather than cleats if you are concerned about warping.

-- Art

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