I have 2 1/2 bundles of 3/4"x2 1/4" unfinished no. 1 common red oak flooring.
It's been sitting unused for 6 years in my basement. I am in need of a new
workbench and am considering cutting both the ends and the tongues off of the
pieces, turning it on edge and gluing a top up. Should the groove be ripped
off as well as the tongue? It would be on the bottom side of the top. I've
heard that oak is not a prefered top material, but with just the expense of
time at this point, I'm wondering if this is worth while endeavor?
As a long time off and on lurker on your site, I'm anxiously awaiting the
combined knowledge and wittitisms I'm so fond of following in this group.
How wide will you make the bench? Figure about 1/2 gallon of glue for each
foot of width, you'll have to be very
careful to clamp it up flat, and you'll
want to run it through a thickness planer,
If you're running it through a planer, make
sure the grain on each piece runs out
in the same direction or you'll get some
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