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Old 05-29-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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I am in the process of building a 10' desk for my office. I used three ten foot 2"x10"s for the desk top. After installing the desk to brackets on the wall I have realized that the front board is significantly warped upwards. About 3/4 of a inch over the length of the board so the front edge of my desk on the right side is 3/4 of an inch higher than the back edge. Do you have any ideas on how I could pull that front edge down to be more inline with the rest of my desk? My thought is to use angle iron to try to pull it down.

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Old 05-29-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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you used 2x10's as in framing lumber?
If so this would not be a suitable top for a desk. you want to use something flat and something that will stay flat for a long time. Like plywood or solid wood that has been edge glued for width.

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Maybe you could mount your vice at this end................Oh sorry.....this is a desk right?...........mmmmmmmm :o)

I think you will be fighting a losing battle with those 2x10's. Probably the most economical way would be start again and use two Masonite 3080 interior doors.
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I am in the process of building a 10' desk for my office. I used three ten foot 2"x10"s for the desk top. After installing the desk to brackets on the wall I have realized that the front board is significantly warped upwards. About 3/4 of a inch over the length of the board so the front edge of my desk on the right side is 3/4 of an inch higher than the back edge. Do you have any ideas on how I could pull that front edge down to be more inline with the rest of my desk? My thought is to use angle iron to try to pull it down.
I recommend removing the warped 2x and replacing with a straight one, all of the work involved with trying to straighten a 2x10 can be put into a simple replacement. just use the warped one for another project. also, 1/4" plywood over your desk top will help smooth it all out.
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