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 Post subject: Reversing a slight warp
Post #1 Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:53 pm 

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Well I feel like a fool.

In 2021 I was super excited about Go - hammering out game after game after game, and then my holiday bonus hit and I figured I would buy myself a nice looking board for the living room.

Went over to and splurged on a 4” Kaya floor board that I assumed I could just take the legs off of and use as a table board. It’s a single piece of wood and gorgeous. It took months to get to me, presumably getting stuck in the Suez Canal.

Well here’s the issue… I live in Arizona. It’s pretty dry here. I keep it inside, laying on a flat surface, but I suppose I have not oiled it enough. It now has a bit of a warp playing side is the convex side). It isn’t much - just enough to make it wobble a bit. I have felt sticky pads for when I’m using it as a table board, and the warp is slight enough that one corner just has two pads.

So my question is two-fold: first, what do I do to prevent further warping? If it never wants any further it would be fine… but I don’t want it to further dry out and crack (I didn’t think this would be an issue at all since it’s an old board that was presumably already dry and further I have other wood furniture that this is not a problem for).

Secondly, is there a way to reverse the warping? Maybe store it on it’s side? Only oil one side for a few years? Anything like that?

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