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My Grandson & I have made numerous rustic birdhouses and feeders using 5/8" cedar fencing board. Obviously they were not kiln dried and are now warping. I'm thinking of two possible solutions for future use. 1) a small bead of gorilla prior to nailing and/or 2) clamping several pieces of fencing board between some 2 x 6 and putting them in the Tenn sun to dry prior to use and hopefully not warp! I'd appreciate your thoughts or other ideas.
 
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Better quality wood is less likely to warp. You might check to see what you could buy from a lumber supplier in the rough sawn category that might better suit your needs for rustic and avoiding the wasted time and frustration of dealing with the warping wood. Drying a bunch in a caul might help keep the warpage down a lot. Some warpage is due to uneven drying.

It might be cheaper and more effective in the long run to buy a sheet of rough sawn reverse board and batten or T1-11 siding
and rip it into useful sizes. You could focus on building bird houses rather than fighting wood problems.

Hope this helps.
 
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