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#1 posted 12-19-2016 04:21 PM

You are going to have a tough time making a suitable desktop out of that lumber.

But its doable if you keep it simple like you are planning.

I think it would be possible to get them glued together keeping in mind a rustic piece doesn’t have to be perfect so whatever reasonably straight edge you can get will be adequate.

I don’t normally use them but in this case I would use either dowels or biscuits. I would use a gap filling glue like epoxy rather than standard wood glue. You can use just about any dye with epoxy.

To make it really suitable for a desk top I think you need to look at either:

1) pouring an epoxy/acrylic top
2) covering with tempered glass

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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