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AM02's picture

Door height (post #170951)


I made a 68" utility door cabinet and it was bend.  Do you think it's to high and need a " center rail"?


Thank  you for your answer


oldusty's picture

warped door (post #170951, reply #1 of 4)

    Add more hinges , perhaps a latch to hold it shut .

     good luck   dusty

RalphBarker's picture

Warped is only good . . . (post #170951, reply #2 of 4)

 . . . when associated with one's sense of humor.  ;-)

Almost any sized door will warp if the materials aren't stable. Common plywood from home-improvement stores, for example, is often wet and subject to warping as it dries.

More hinges may help tame the warping, but another alternative is to buy better materials, perhaps combined with using a more stable door design, such as frame and panel.

oldusty's picture

humor in warp age ? (post #170951, reply #3 of 4)

 Hi Ralph , happy new year to you and all,

      Hey , another option they could make the cabinet fit the curve of the door , the rocket scientist  could speak to that in 2,000 words or less .

      Do you mean the plywood is wet from the weather or rain or from the mill ?

   What I can tell you is when a unit of plywood is set on only 1 sticker in the middle , usually to save time , the whole unit may take a set to the warp . I have even seen or felt a unit just delivered from the mill and it was still warm from the press.

     The panel is made flat, the warp age mostly occurs from poor storage unless it is C###a ply then all bets are off .

             regards  dusty

RalphBarker's picture

The speed of puns (post #170951, reply #4 of 4)

Appropriate for this discussion, the puns pop into my head at warp speed.  ;-)

My understanding is that all of the plywood commonly available at Lowes and Home Despot is made in China. (There, I said the "C" word.  ;-)  )

In my experience, it is wet from the mill, sometimes to the point of being soggy. In the stores, it lies sheet-on-sheet, so only the top surface of the top sheet gets exposed to air, thus starting the warpage process.