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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by davepop, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. davepop

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    Hi. I am going to build a little rack for all my kit. I say little it'll be 1800mm long and 600mm wide. I'll be using real wood that I'll stain and varnish.

    Someone told me I should build it in the room it is going to be in as the wood will warp. I don't really want to do this as I want to take my time and there will be the mess.

    Is it true the wood will warp? If so how can I prevent this.
    Also does staining make it worse?

    Cheers :thumbsup:
     
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    Depending on the moisture content, the wood can warp as it dries out - this is why you're often advised to make sure that real wood flooring is kept in the room it's going into for a few days prior to fitting.

    As long as the wood is kept in similar conditions to the room the rack is going into for a few days before you start work, you should be OK.

    HTH

    John
     
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    Thanx for that. I'm not quite ready to build it yet. If I get organised I'll post the progress pictures here.
     
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    It depends on the wood and how the rack will be constructed.

    Some wide unsupported areas of board may warp slightly, but not too much. I don't think there would be too much problem with a typical rack, properly fixed together.
     
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    hmm, im not sure on the excult woods name, but i think oak can move upto 30%
     

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