aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Carpentry question

I'm building a new cabin door out of 1/2" plywood with a frame (on one side only) of 1x4s. I have just finished putting the frame all around the door. I had planned for a single horizontal center brace, which should be glued/screwed on next. However -- the plywood is slightly twisted. I want to know how to get it to lie flatter so that it will seat properly in the doorway.

I could put two horizontal braces in the middle of the frame. Or I could cut a new diagonal brace to run counter to the twist. Which is more likely to work?

  • Time Warp

    I’ve been researching old tunes to match the lyrics of “The Wife of Usher’s Well,” an old British ballad about a woman whose three sons who were lost…

  • The Eccentric and the Weirdo

    Many years ago, I read an essay in TIME magazine by Pico Iyer called, “The Eccentric and the Weirdo.” This followed upon some outrage committed by…

  • The diagnosis is the easy part

    A world dominated by China will be an uglier world. To keep China from bullying other nations, the US and our friends and allies need to decide where…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.