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KJRitchie 06-20-2015 06:00 AM

Classic Dinette Table Warping
My table is warping. Lookin at the edge eye level from the kitchen the ends are lower. Can the warped be removed by placing it in the down position and putting some wight while in storage between trips or do I need to take the table to a professional?


Morgan guy 06-20-2015 07:32 AM

You could try placing it on a flat surface with a weight in the middle. It might take some of the curvature out of it but probably not all. After you have done that then you will have to seal the bottom side of the table which I don't think has finish on it. The wood is absorbing moisture and the grain is moving in the direction of its natural curvature. If none of this works, it will have to be planed or sanded to flatten the surface.
It is just one of those natural occurrences if you have it stored in a location subject to high humidity.

carver 1 06-20-2015 08:29 AM

Working with wood all the time, that is one of the characteristics of wood. Check to see if the bottom of your table is sealed as well as the top. Once sealed properly the amount of warpage should be minimal. Don't ask me how I know.


dkottum 06-20-2015 09:04 AM

If the solid wood table is sitting with sun exposure to the top, it can dry out and shrink that surface more than the bottom and cause warping. Once warped, it doesn't like to return to its original shape.

m.hony 06-20-2015 11:35 AM

Time, heat, humidity, and gravity are taking their toll on a laminated wood product. Is it possible to turn it over? The tables aren't really "solid" wood as in one piece- they are several pieces of wood bonded together with an adhesive. The furniture in a Classic is "solid" in the sense that it is not particle board. It is as it was on the tree, just many smaller pieces joined together to make a larger piece.

KJRitchie 06-22-2015 10:54 AM

Thanks. Moved from Texas to Missouri in early 2014. Guess the humidity has affected it. Not sure if the bottom is sealed. I will go back to storage and put the table down and put some weight on the table while in storage. If the warp straightens out then I'll seal the bottom. I need to refinish the top as there are some cloudy spots on it and something has eaten through. Maybe better off taking it to a professional.



dkottum 06-22-2015 11:34 AM

I could sell you a plywood table laminated with formica that won't warp or stain if you were closer to us. We removed it from our Flying Cloud for a recliner conversion and no longer use it. You could probably get something more durable made at any cabinet shop if unable to fix the original.

KJRitchie 06-22-2015 12:21 PM

Thanks, but my wife loves the hickory finish. We will have to be more careful in the furniture using the table. Probably need to use bigger or more place mats.

Missouri has been rough on my Airstream, warped the table and has buckled my vinyl floor in places.


MissingLink5 06-25-2015 05:02 PM

We have a Safari 25' 2006 yr. Both doors on the clothes closets have warpped; one so bad you can hardly use it. Sat unused for 8 yrs!!! Not good!!!

Julie-Bob 12-20-2017 08:54 PM

We live in Phoenix AZ and the table in our 2009 Classic started to warp. So now I take it out and put it in the spare bedroom in our house out of the heat and dry heat of the sun. It does get up to 120 here with about 6% humidity. I also put three five gal bucket of water in the trailer winter and summer to help all that Hickory wood.

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