fixing a warp

Old 09-02-13, 05:54 PM
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fixing a warp

I built a country door,rough, a few years ago. Its ok. When I glued it up it had a big warp in the upper right corner. I ended up sawing thru the top 2 stiles on the right and putting a filler in
both joints to force them outward and reglued it. It fixed about 50% of the twist.
I dont want to break any more joints but would like to try to force the remaining twist back to normal.
Is there a special kind of bolt or wooden piece that I could insert into the frame that will
force out the corner the small bit it has to go to be normal??
when you look at it from the side, the top right corner bends in slightly when you see it.
The rest of it looks fine. Its made of Douglas Fir.
Old 09-02-13, 08:26 PM
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Without seeing a photo I'm having trouble visualizing exactly how the door is put together. If the warp is not too severe and it doesn't interfere with the operation and seal of the door, I would plane it flat. Does it bend toward the inside or outside of the house or if it's an interior door, towards the stop the hinge knuckle side?

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