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Old 03-20-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
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Can I get the twist out of a mantle?

Last year bought a mantle made from an old barn joist for our new stone fireplace. It measures 4"x7"x6' roughly and coming from an old barn I assumed that the wood be well aged would not twist on me. Well after only I season I guess the heat of the fireplace has gotten to it as it now has about 2" of twist in it. I guess my plan would be to clamp bars on the ends, wet it down and force a countertwist for several days. Just wondering first if you think that will work or second if there is an easier/better way to do it? Thanks for any help.

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Old 03-20-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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I don’t see it happening.

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Old 03-20-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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Can I get the twist out of a mantle?

I agree with Kwikfishron, you're not unringing that bell.
It doesn't sound like this was an old barn beam to distort like that.
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