I’m a beginning woodworker and am starting a project to build a small side table. I have rough-cut cherry stock that I have surface planed to thickness. The table will be built with boards ranging from 4″ to 6″ wide and the final width will be around 16″ (length ~36″). The problem is that the rough-cut stock had a slight length-wise warp that causes a 1/16″ height difference when butting two of the boards (the others match well). The warp is in the middle of the table (lenthwise). I’m thinking of connecting the boards using biscuits.
What is the best way to eliminate the 1/16″ height difference?
Should I build the top with the difference then hand plane it down or attempt to eliminate the warp with the surface planer? Or what?
Or, if there is already an article/video etc. on the site please let me know.
I’d appreciate your help.
Edited 1/25/2009 12:51 pm ET by MichiganFarmBoy