How to repair warped wooden stovetop cover?

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q how to repair warped wooden stovetop cover
q how to repair warped wooden stovetop cover
q how to repair warped wooden stovetop cover
q how to repair warped wooden stovetop cover
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  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Oct 15, 2018

    Find someone who has a commercial planet.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Oct 15, 2018

    Planer. I can’t go back and edit this, sorry.

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    • Flipturn Flipturn on Oct 15, 2018

      Hi Cheryl,

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  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 15, 2018

    Use a hand sander and give it a good sanding. Can't tell from the pic but should be able to sand out most of the problem. How bad is the damage? Are they scratches or gouges? If so how deep?

    • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Oct 17, 2018

      It’s warped by about 3/8” from what I can tell from the side view. The bottom will have to be planed or sanded with a large belt sander and both coarse & fine grits.

  • William William on Oct 15, 2018

    Cover your countertop with newspaper taped down at the edges. Use 120 grit sandpaper squares and double stick it upside down to the newspaper as wide and long as the wood cover butting up the joints. Sand the top buy sliding it over the sand paper apply a little pressure. Eventually it will sand flat. I have used glass panes on a workbench and double stuck sandpaper upside down on the glass and sanded warped boards, warped wood cutting boards flat by moving them on the sandpaper.

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Oct 15, 2018

    Mist it with water, lay it on a flat surface, then lay something heavy on it, like stacked bricks.

    • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Oct 17, 2018

      Water probably caused the warping to begin with. Unfortunately most dimensional lumber is not fully cured before it is sent to be retailed.

      These appear to be pine 1x6’s.


      It’s a huge problem for framers, because they use pneumatic nail guns and not screws.

      Many cabinet makers use hardwood veneered plywood because the plies go opposite directions and it doesn’t fail like MDF does.

  • Sheila Boggs Smith Sheila Boggs Smith on Jan 30, 2020

    I have the same problem. Were you able to fix it? If so, how?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 01, 2021

    It has been put over the stove when the stove was still warm and has dried the wood out over time! You need to immerse the top in water until it is saturated (not a quick thing to do) and then lay it flat and put weight on it evenly, and let it dry out properly before re-using!