So last Sunday I cut down a 3/4” maple panel. The good stuff, B1 (sufficiently free
of defects for a carcass that is mostly hidden), combi-core, prefinished.
I finished cutting three pieces for a carcass for a medium sized base cabinet, closed up
the shop, leaving the panels stacked on my assembly table, and spent the week
doing the job that pays for the tools out in the garage.
It happened to rain for a few days. Shocker here in Southern California. I go out
there this evening to do the last cut to length on one of the panels and then
figure I can assemble it (pocket holes), and the top piece in the stack is U shaped.
All three are bowed to some extent. They’ll go in the scrap pile, but what I want
to know is do people just always cut and assemble immediately to prevent this?
Never cut if you live in an arid climate but know that your humidity is going to change
significantly because a few days rain is due?
At roughly $90 a panel, this stuff is too expensive to ruin. Must not make this mistake