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Posted on top 2x4 lamination on edge rather than face, bad idea?

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#1 posted 10-24-2018 02:02 PM

thanks all, at this point I’m convinced face lamination is the way to go, and to make it work with my budget and space I really like the route of two benches, keeping the laminated 2×4s narrower and using the 4’x8’ mdf/ply one for assembly and outfeed table.

One question coming out of that, is there a recommended width I should aim for?

I see some of the fancier benches are around 30”, which seems more than reasonable, even if I had to do a large top with intermediate laminated pieces I don’t think any single one would exceed a couple feet so I’d have enough space to plane it.

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