So I have built a nice dining table top from some white oak slabs that were milled from a tree on my property 2 years ago now. I jointed and planed all the boards to size and everything glued up pretty well. I had one slab left over so I jointed and planed it with the idea of making some trim pieces for another project. I ripped 2″ wide pieces from the nearly 12″ wide board and they bowed almost 3″ in a 9 ft length. What the heck? Why would they do that? Can anything be done to prevent this?
Appreciate any help/comments