Hi, I am fairly new to woodworking. I will be building a workbench
this winter. I have red oak stair treads left over from a remodeling
project. They are approx. 1"x11"x35". They are not solid boards, but
edge glued. The front edges are rounded over. They are coated with a
urethane finish. The top will be approx. 35"x80". Is it worth using
them for the bench top? If so:
- should I use an underlayment (plywood, MDF,..)?
- how would I attach them? I ask this because I don't know if there
will be expansion and contraction issues.
- what does urethane do to blades?
Some of the tools I have availabe are: tablesaw, drill press, joiner,
This is my first post here. Have been reading for awhile and have
found some great information. Any comments appreciated, thanks in