The finished product will have an apron, but it doesn't help me in the
short term. The problem is if I try to use clamps to straigthen the
edge, I start to hear cracking noises, which is the glue giving way.
The other problem is that I need to straighten it before I run it
through a thickness sander (I'm planning on taking 3/32" off the top
layer), and I can't run it through with the apron on.
The wood I used on the top is mostly 1/4 oak. I glued several 1/4"x
2" strips together, so there are 10 pieces of oak glued together on
the warped side. When Gluing the pieces, I did each peice
individually, and I clamped the peice beside it, waited for the glue
to dry and repeated the process. One of the pieces might have been a
fraction to small, which might have pulled the top in...
As for other details, the glue I used was LePage Carpenters glue.
The plywood was cheap borg plywood, so it has a soft center, and had
only one vaneered side (which I placed at the bottom -- I glued the
oak to the unfinished side). I just checked and it has only four