|Forum topic by Jeff_in_LSMO||posted 01-29-2015 04:17 PM||557 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-29-2015 04:17 PM
In my haste to start checking off my honey-do list I decided to tackle the counter top above the washer and dryer that my wife has been asking for. I glued up some tongue and groove oak flooring to make a large (32×72) top. After gluing, it still had a fair amount of flex because of the taper on each board.
Wanting to make this “stronger,” I glued a sheet of 1/8 plywood to the bottom. It worked to fix the flexing issue, but then I thought, “What will happen when the oak expands?
My guess is it will bow if it were left to its own devices, but does anyone have any advice about how to keep it from bowing?
I haven’t mounted it yet. My plan was to make a basic “frame” (i.e. board) screwed into the three walls, and then screw the counter top onto that, and then add a basic truss in the middle to give it some more support.