A buildings architecture may be the one thing you remember when you leave. It sets the mood and says something about the space. Walls, doors, ceilings, and floors; wood is as diverse as it gets when it comes to architecture. From the modern look of grain matched wall panels to the elegance of mahogany style and rail doors, it is easy to see woods versatility. Architecture is its own area when it comes to wood products. The Architecture + Wood Series elaborates on the application of wood as it applies to architecture.
Whether you are trying to restore a table with a warped top, figure out why your cabinet or passageway doors are warped, or you’re a woodworker looking to fine tune your projects, understanding what causes panels to warp and how to prevent it can be the difference between getting it done and getting it right. When working with solid wood or plywood, preventing panel warp is possible. Although solid wood and plywood have inherent differences the fundamentals are the same. Panel warp can be caused by the materials, construction, processes, or environment. Continue reading