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    Default Bowed Table

    hi,

    I have an 1930's Oak, 2 piece dining table.
    it has had a little water damaged and in storage for a few years.
    it's now bowed slightly in the concave. and some slight splitting.
    after searching Mr Google and here. trying to find the right/easiest solution.
    I've gone with the wet towel/batten/clamp option.
    now my question is, do you place the wet towel on the concave or the convex of the bow.

    or another options.

    thanks in advance

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    Concave. You are trying to expand the shrunken cells of the timber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustynail View Post
    Concave. You are trying to expand the shrunken cells of the timber.

    thanks, just wanted to make sure!

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    I had a severely bowed set of drawers, silky oak. Wet towel, out on the grass in the sun. Worked too well, and had to do it a couple of times to bring it right. Clamped to frame while it dried out.
    Semtex fixes all

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