I just joined the forum and I’m looking forward to learning new things. I started woodworking a year or so ago.
I made my first coffee table a few months ago. I love it, but some cupping started to arise a few days after I finished it. I planed each board prior to the glue up, and I planed the whole thing flat after the glue up.
Is there anything I can do to fix this? I’ve read about using hot towels, ironing, etc, but I’m wondering how effective that is, especially given the poly I put on the table.
Wood – 2x4s (fir I believe)
Stain – Minwax cherry (several coats)
Protection – water-based poly (several coats)
Joinery – pocket holes
Environment – built and finished in detached, cold garage (with a space heater which I kept on for most of the drying times)