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Old Woodie
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How to get the bow out?

Cut out 18" x 39" birch plywood for sides of a medicine cabinet. I did not notice the bow until all the machining, sanding, installation of adjustable shelving, etc. If it is acceptable with my daughter, could I screw a board into the sides and permanently mount a shelf to try to straighten it? Other suggestions other than doing it all over? It is too hot in S.C. to enjoy doing that! Thanks!

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ynoT
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Re: How to get the bow out?

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Not knowing the design of this, I'd say if you secure the sides the bow should go a way.

Even 3/4 material will go straight once it's secured.

 

If you have dado slots for shelf than you can use Kreg screw from under to join the shelf with sides.

 

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RussBoyd
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Re: How to get the bow out?

That should help, but it could also pull the other side out. The better bet would be to install the back (use 1/2" if possible, for added strength), using the square of the back to hold the sides in shape. Best, would be to have rabitts for the back to set in.

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Larry Doug
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Re: How to get the bow out?

I think Russ has the best idea, I have used this method many times. :smileyhappy:

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Old Woodie
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Re: How to get the bow out?

Kreg to the rescue! Thanks all.

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