Planed boards with a slight bow

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Forum topic by UGAfan21 posted 10-17-2014 04:42 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2014 04:42 PM

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I am making a bed for my wife and i, i have four 6/4 that are 80” and 76” long. The boards have been joined and planed down to size. One of the boards has a slight bow, the bow isn’t bad enough to affect the end product, but i don’t want it to get worse. I am at a stopping point and will be at this point for about three weeks. I put the board with the bow between all of the straight boards and clamped them together and left them on their edge.

My questions- Is this a good idea? Is it going to effect the rest of the boards? Is is a waste of time, its not gonna do one thing or the other?

Thanks for the input, it is appreciated!


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#1 posted 10-17-2014 04:48 PM

You can get a few 2×4’s and clamp them to the board to sandwich it together for the time being. I would put it on its end rather than edge making sure there is something waterproof/moisture proof between it and the floor. If the 2×4’s are longer than the board, they can be put directly on the floor.


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#2 posted 10-17-2014 05:09 PM

If the board that’s bowed is dry as well as the others then it won’t hurt them and they won’t straighten it.

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#3 posted 10-17-2014 05:24 PM

They are are dry. Thanks guys


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