|Forum topic by swimba||posted 03-11-2015 03:26 PM||1151 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-11-2015 03:26 PM
I recently built a sliding barn door for my house with 1” x 8” pine for the front facing frame. It was backed with 3/4” car siding. I ran into the problem of a corner of the door bowing toward the wall and rendering the door inoperable. That was my fault, I didn’t let the wood acclimate. Now I want to re-work the door. Here is my plan, back it with 1/2” ply ( for added stability ) and tack a pine face frame onto that ( simple right? ). My issue with this is that the longer boards ( ~5ft ) when acclimated have slight bows. Is this just something I’m fighting because I’m using pine or is there a fix for this? I’m new to woodworking and typically work on smaller projects so this is throwing me for a loop.
I don’t have a jointer, and even if i did it seems like I would have to loose too much of the stock to completely flatten it out.
My thoughts on fixing ( or stabilizing the bows ) is to rip the boards, joint, and glue them back together with one piece flipped ( so the rings are opposite ) hopefully offsetting the bow. Is this a good fix, or am I just asking for trouble?
Any help is greatly appreciated. I just want the longer boards to be stable so I don’t have to make a 3rd door.
And maybe I’m overthinking it and once the pine is attached to the 1/2” ply that will be enough stability.