Introduction and help needed
My name is Tom and I'm from Croatia Europe. I'm not in woodworking but would like to start sometime in my life.
I registered to this forum since I need help.
Little over a month ago I bought a wooden plank with the idea of making my own office desk. the dimensions are 180cmX80cmX4cm
The plank is factory made and is made out of glued smaller pieces of beech wood. The friend that hooked me up with the finished plank said it should be treated with some kind of polish (preferably some kind of polyurethane finish. He suggested a finish that is used in my location for protecting small wooden boats).
I planned on doing the finish but little over a month passed and now that I looked at the plank it had warped. :(
The pictures below display the state that the plank was stored for the last 40 days. Now I realize that this too may be wrong. But I am new to woodworking in general and didn't think it would make a difference.
To the final question. Is there any way I can reverse the warping of the plank to make it straight again?
I turned the plank the opposite way around so that now the warped part is pushing the plank to reverse the warping but I'm not sure that will work.
Any idea and suggestion is appreciated.
Thank you in advanced