warped cedar gate


Final stages of completing my gate (thanks for the help along the way guys). Turns out I have one corner that has warped during the construction, ie. it is high compared to the remaining face. Currenty finished in 2 coats of pigmented deck stain.
Anyway to flatten without impacting finish and rest of gate?
Chris
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I can't exactly envision how it is warped but it may be possible to add a permanent cable brace diagionally with a turnbuckel to pull it into flat.
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Right there with you.
Hey, how deep does the latch post need to be in albuquerque when surrounded by some of the hardest things I've ever dug through? -- Uno
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On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 18:13:03 -0700 (PDT), frank

I think he meant warped face, as in the gate, if placed "flat" on the ground, had a high corner.

30-36", with cement. And do not disturb areas outside the basic hole. I'm told that even caliche still gets loose when wet. (mud)
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Been there done that, that will tpyically bow the gate especially if there needs to be much tension to square the set up.
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Not much hope I guess, but consider aligning the gate posts to match?
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cc wrote:

Yep, un-dried wood does that.
The only fix I've ever had success with is to replace the picket with another (that hopefully won't warp when it dries).
As an aside, store your fence pickets - with adequate ventilation - for a month or more in the garage and return to your supplier those that have warped.
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Have you seen my comment to use a gate kit to use steel angle irons to hold the 2x4 frame and then add the pickets after the gate frame is swinging on the post?
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