Hey all - hoping one of you might have some advice for a rather embarrassing case of shrinkage in a solid walnut table I recently built for a client.
First of all I'm working in Vancouver, Canada - essentially a temperate rainforest. High humidity, especially in the winter when I built the table.
I built it about 4 months ago, now the client has sent me some pics, showing how the table surface is actually bowing, taking a concave shape, and pushing the legs out towards the bottom.
It has been suggested that I get some steel angle iron brackets fabricated and mount them to the bottom, to essentially bend the table back to flat.
I'm concerned this might actually crack the glue joints. The table is finished with a couple of coasts of Osmo Polyx Oil.
Any ideas, thoughts, or definitely don'ts? Pics attached.