On 5/7/2017 7:46 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The real answer is probably put it in a container large enough to pump
steam around it for a couple of hours, take it out and bend the hot
board and clamp to let it dry and set. Seen it done for making
furniture but who in their right mind does it for a 2X4? Easier to buy
a straight piece.
On Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 5:16:17 PM UTC-4, Andy wrote:
That would depend on where you buy your lumber.
Allow me to quote from an article I ran across just last night:
"Beginners often start by perusing the limited options available at
home centers but are eventually drawn to the greater variety and quality
available at lumberyards and specialty hardwood stores."
Then there's mail order, Craigslist, reclaimed wood dealers, etc.
If you are serious about woodworking, don't limit yourself by shopping
where the crap is sold. I've built projects from red oak that I've bought
on-line, reclaimed Douglas Fir that I found on Craigslist, etc. All
I still have a bunch of the reclaimed Doug fir that was used to build
this bed. Not a warped or twisted board in the lot. Some pieces were over
16' long and perfectly flat.
On Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 7:09:10 PM UTC-4, Andy wrote:
"underlayment lumber" What's that?
When I hear "lumber", I think of a board. (2x4, 2x8, 4x4, etc) When I hear
"underlayment" I think of sheetgoods, e.g. plywood (luan, perhaps), particle
board, maybe even MDF depending on the application.
What type of product are you asking about? What are you going to do with
it/why do you need to flatten it?
A piece of luan underlayment could be "flattened" by attaching it to
a frame made of "lumber". ;-)
OK. Italian builder was building a house and sent his brother to the
lumber yard to buy 2X4's. The yards man asked the brother how long he
wanted them. Brother said he'd ask the builder. He comes back and
says, "We want them a long time. We building a house."
On Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 5:18:09 PM UTC-4, Andy wrote:
1/8” material seems too thin for a shelf that would be expected to
hold much of anything.
Perhaps if you gave us some more details, we could offer something useful.
For now, I'll go back to my original thought. Make a frame and attach the p
that. A 1/8" thick shelf is going to need a lot of support anyway.
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