|Forum topic by Riversalvage||posted 12-06-2014 03:44 PM||2543 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
12-06-2014 03:44 PM
I have a problem on my hands and reputation.
I’m a young, novice and self taught carpenter. As a casual paramedic I fill in the time and make money by building and selling furniture I make. I primarily build out of salvaged materials I find floating in the river near by, which is an old logging river. A few years ago I found a 50 foot 22×18 Douglas fir log boom floating in the river. I had it sawn into 16 foot 2” slabs and let it dry in the barn. This past spring I was approached by a new brewery and restaurant to build a big harvest table.
The table is 1 7/8” thick 16’ long and 34” wide made from 2 book matched slabs. I need to lessen the warp so that drinks stop sliding off the table.
I resorted to taking the table apart, cutting 1 inch deep groves on the underside length ways and have started to wedge it back to straight. However this is not working as well as I was hoping it would.
What I’m asking is for advice from someone who has dealt with this problem before. I don’t mean to sound rude but if you haven’t had to deal with this before please leave your opinions out of it unless you truly have a genuinely good answer. I’m prepared to take many trips to the restaurant and fix it bit by bit however I only have a few hours to work on it in the mornings before they open. If need be I can bring it back to my shop in February when they close for a few months.
I know it will never be flat and that is not my goal, I just want to make it good enough it’s not a a hazard to patrons.