Mike Ramsey
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Asked on Apr 24, 2019

How do you get warp out of drawer fronts/doors?



I rescued a three drawer dresser and am converting it into a 1 drawer (top) and 2 door bottom entertainment center. I cut the 2 drawer fronts in half and reclued the respective sides to make door. I've tried steam, oil, compression, and throwing them over the house like a frisbee and haven't changed very much. I thought about soaking them, but I've on soaked new boards and I just don't see things turning out good on this path. Any ideas? Thanks

3 answers
  • Alice
    on Apr 24, 2019

    Hahaha... throwing them over the house like a frisbee, that's funny. I think I'll try that. I have a dresser that I have the same problem with the drawers. It's a gorgeous dress or but it's useless & I have no idea what to do. I'm going to keep up with your question and see if somebody will answer and we can both get some help.

  • William
    on Apr 24, 2019

    Once the wood is warped nothing much you can do. The warp is actually the wood going back to it's original growth pattern. Basically it's the way the wood was cut at the mill.

  • Flipturn
    on Apr 24, 2019

    William is right. Warping can also be caused from the piece of furniture being stored where it has been subject to extreme changes in heat or humidity.

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