De-warping warped wood

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De-warping warped wood

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Hello all. I am restoring an antique dresser and the side panels are very warped. The panels are nailed in and I cannot dissasemble them. One idea I have is to strip them and use a steamer. I would attempt to somehow place the dresser on its side and then set weights on the side which is upright (which I would be steaming). I have a feeling this will take quite a while and many repeat steams. Do you guys have any suggestions on making this quicker or easier? I cannot replace anything and really would not like to trash the peice.

Thanks - Andrew
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