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Posted on one wide board or a glued up panel . pros and cons?

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#1 posted 05-10-2017 01:47 PM

It all depends (in my book).

If I can use a single board that is stable versus gluing up a bunch of boards, the one board has it. If the one board cups, I rip it into narrower boards and glue it up keeping it looking very consistent.

Right now, I have a few boards of mahogany that are 13” to 15” wide and about 6’ long. Ripping those into smaller pieces is not likely to happen – they are dead flat.

My work bench is a solid piece of QS 20” wide black oak, about 2” thick. It is definitely not your normal bench.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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