How to Unwarp a door

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Topic by erika_conn posted 06-07-2013 02:32 PM 6051 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-07-2013 02:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: doors warped how to fix

A neighbor wanted to throw out this storage cabinet. I asked him to throw it my way.

I sanded and tsp’d and base coated and painted, installed new hardware and I love how it looks except one of the doors is warped. I hadn’t noticed it. Now, we have it clamped in the hope it will straighten out by itself. What are the chances? Any ideas?

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06-09-2013 03:16 PM

thank you. Now how to straighten that warp

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07-09-2013 08:07 AM

I dont know if you fixed the warped door yet, but I would replace the battons on the back side, either with angle iron, new wood blocking selected for grain stability, or plywood ripped into strips and re-glued/screwed back into a channel or angle shape.

-- I found the board stretcher... finally!

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07-10-2013 10:43 AM

What we did was get a latch that matched the other hardware. It works so well and looks quite attractive. Thank you for your response which I will use next time.

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08-02-2013 06:38 AM

I must say that very impressive job you did here to make this waste storage cabinet so worth. Now, it could be very useful to store things on this cabinet.

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08-02-2013 12:45 PM

You want to know something else? The warp seems to be lessening. Pretty soon we won’t need the latch. Gee, I love taking something seemingly worthless and making it into something worthwhile.

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Neil Orrick

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08-03-2013 02:12 AM

That is a good way to use the old items and you can recycle the old things by just some wrap the cabinets.

-- http://www.ryconbg.com.au/

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01-27-2017 12:28 PM

great suggestions!

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04-30-2019 07:19 AM

It is good to have neighbours who remember you before disposing things of. The storage cabinet is a great save and the refurbishment job you did is incredible. It looks as good as new!

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