Hello! I need some helps! My live edge table top cupped.
I searched everywhere for the answers but all the post has posted the problems often because they let the top sit flat on the surface or cover it with something. But mine is different.
I just built my first live edge table with steel legs.
I read all the warning and tips and tricks how to work with solid wood, slabs and how to keep the top stay flat.
I ordered the bookmatched slabs online, get them jointed and glued up, planed both faces before shipped to my home, the slabs arrived to my garage completely flat.
I put it on the sawhorses to expose both faces to the air.
After almost a week, I didn’t see any movement in the slabs, still flat and the MC is around 8-9%
I started working on it, i cut the slabs to length, epoxy filling any voids, cracks…sanded and finished both sides of the slabs evenly with wipe on poly.
Always keep the slabs on the sawhorses to exposes both faces.
waited for 3 days after final coat completed.
Then i moved the table into my house my dining room, let it sit there on the table base for three days before we can start using it. I planned to attach the top the legs right before we can start use it to make sure nothing wrong with the top.
But after three days, it cupped, almost 1/2”, the concave side is on the top, i don’t know what cause it, been kept both faces exposed all the time.
Anyone know could help me explain why?