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So my local shop has Oak, Maple, Pine, Birch and Aspen lumber, 1/4", 1/2" 3/4"

I notice with a look down the edge that all their wood has warpage do to short shelving. :thumbdown:

So how do you straighten these? I tired placing over a large pan supporting the ends of the pieces and pouring hot water into the pan to steam them without success. Any tips?
 

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More than likely you can't straighten the wood to where it would stay. Chances are the warpage was done when the wood was first milled and they didn't use enough sticks between the boards or staggered them so the weight of the stack of the wood warped the wood as it was drying. Probably the only way to straighten them would be to thoroughly saturate the wood with water and stack the wood on a flat surface with sticks between them so they would dry straight.
 
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