I am quite a beginner in woodworking.. so here comes some basic questions.
I bought a sheet of 3/4 in oak verneer plywood from our local lumber yard — they had to “order it”. I stored it in my garage (quite warm out here in California) for about a month, standing on edge — off the floor. When I got to saw it up for shelving, I found that it had warped.. Is there anyway to flatten this plywood?? was it a bad product?? or is there a trick to storing such flat sheet material.
Next, I’m trying to stain this oak plywood with a “natural mission” stain. It takes the stain very differently than the red oak styles/rails. Some experimenting is leading me to add a bit of tung oil to the stain to prevent it from going too deep and dark. So far its working.. but does anyone know if there will be ill effects down the road??
thanks for any help.