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    Default Is it possible to repair warped cabinet doors?

    Here's my dilemma...30+ years ago my dad built their home, and made tongue and groove knotty pine kitchen cabinetry. Beautiful! Very rustic, which is what they wanted.
    Fast forward to now, dad's been gone over ten years, and mom heads south in the winter. The house dries out in her absence and the doors won't stay shut. She returns after a couple of months, cranks up the humidifier and things even out with the doors.
    This year things seem a little different when she returns, and she's resorted to removing the doors and had some different doors made that aren't working out. (long story, don't ask)
    She saved the original doors - but can WE save them and straighten them out, or do we cut our losses and have new doors made to match?
    Thanks for any advice you can offer!
    Amy

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    Default Re: Is it possible to repair warped cabinet doors?

    this is somethign your pretty much stuck with unless you want to replace the door

    chances are when they were made the direction of the grain in the laminations werent alternated so to balance out movement of the wood.
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default Re: Is it possible to repair warped cabinet doors?

    They are solid pink, tongue and groove, the grain seems to be consistent where they join.

    Not sure what you mean by laminate?

    thanks for your reply.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to repair warped cabinet doors?

    ok should've been solid PINE not solid Pink. my bad.

    anyway, does this answer still apply?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Is it possible to repair warped cabinet doors?

    pretty much
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default Re: Is it possible to repair warped cabinet doors?

    Batten doors made of individual t&g boards can't really be straightened. The edge board on the hinge side is to blame. It has twisted and there's nothing you can do to fix it to get the twist out; that board has to be replaced. And then you have to fuss with color-matching the new. Regrettable.
    Casey
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