I'm thickening the top of my teacher's table with stuff on hand. I'm
putting a layer of 5/8 ply across the framework, then a layer of
short-wise 2x12, then the original maple top. This will give good
thickness for the holdfasts I want later, and for dogs.
My question: what if I don't glue the 2x pieces together, just screw
them to the top as individuals? It seems to me that letting them float
would avoid expansion problems, yet would still give the vertical
strength I'm looking for. True?
I'm going to make some sawdust tomorrow morning... I can worry about
that gnarly grain later.
"Keep your ass behind you."