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#1 posted 09-14-2018 04:43 PM

I’m with LittleShaver start over.

This try this. Cut one piece to exact size and the other piece a bit oversized. Take one piece and drill and counter sink a bunch of holes in it. Glue and screw the two pieces together working from the middle out. The side with the screws will be the bottom of your top. After the glue is dry you have the choice to leave the screws, fill/putty over the top of the screws, or you can pull all the screws out and fill/putty the hole or not. When you screw it together work on a flat surface. The screw with replace the clamp that don’t work so well in this application. I done this may times when only one side shows.

I have also done the above where both side show. Cover the screws or holes with Spackle and paint or lay you finish material over the top.

If by chance your new material has any bow to it put the bows so they will pull against each other to flatten it out.

When you done take a router and flush trim bit and even up the two pieces to the same size.

What Lazyman said (no glue) works well too if you can leave all the screws in it.

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