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#1 posted 03-04-2019 09:11 AM

If you want an 8 for bench keep in mind it doesn’t need to be made of 8 for boards. I would cut the stock down and remove the low quality sections of material then joint/plane the stick as needed and then as you laminate the material together for your bench top just stagger butt joints of shorter boards so they aren’t lined up. I’ve found that if you can cut a board in the middle of a 1/2” bow you end up with two boards with a significantly smaller bow so you’ll save a lot of material that way. You will need two it three nice 8 footers to place in the outer edge/maybe one in the middle but plan it right and you can use the cheap material while still having an awesome bench. It’s also a good skill building project that will help you master the basics.

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