|Forum topic by barringerfurniture||posted 03-25-2014 12:50 AM||885 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-25-2014 12:50 AM
Just thought this might be interesting to some folks.
I just brought home a finished coffee table (posted in my project galleries recently) from the shop. I built it for my own apartment/showroom/portfolio.
This morning at about 5:00 AM I began applying paste wax and ended at 3 coats. Then when the sun came out, I opened all the blinds and started shooting pictures. Within the course of shooting pics, I began noticing the top had a warp in it. Maybe I just hadn’t noticed before?
But then it seemed to get worse so I took a close look at it. The back, right corner had risen from flat, to about 1/8” while the front, right corner had dropped by around 1/16”. In other words, the whole top had seemed to twist slightly. Still tight against aprons all round and the mounting brackets were tight and secure. It was visible enough to draw my attention though so there must have been a lot of stress on the entire table.
That was at around 3:00 PM. It’s now about 5:45 PM and the top is back to normal (almost perfectly flat). And the breadboard ends are at about 1/64” past flush all around. I couldn’t even feel them while waxing!
Wood movement is no joke!
-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA barringerfinefurniture.com