The boards are 60" x 4.5" x 1.25". I have 6, I need 7.
I have lots of shorter 4.5" x 1.25" boards, so I was thinking of resawing one long board down the middle to get 2 long boards, then resawing 4 shorter boards and gluing (screwing?) them to the backs of the long boards to get back to the 1.25" thickness. I would then put the butt seams on the back of the headboard where they wouldn't be seen.
Here's the issue: I don't think my bandsaw (or maybe me) is capable of doing a good enough job on the resawing, so I called around and found a local lumber yard that will do it for me.
He said that he has a table saw that has the capability of resawing the 4.5" boards, adding "It's a roughcut blade and you'll loose about 3/16" of material." When I mentioned that the total linear feet for the 5 boards (1 long, 4 short) would be about 16', he said he'd charge me $10 and do it while I wait. The plan would be to have him resaw the long boards down the center and then resaw the short boards "off center" so that I get the 3/16" back.
Am I missing anything with this plan? Will a "rough cut" table saw blade leave a good enough resaw cut for me to glue (screw?) the boards back together? Once the headboard panel is built, the sides and ends of the "new" long boards will be hidden, only the faces will be seen, which is the whole point of this exercise. (I need one more long face.)
(BTW...I called 4 millwork places and this guy was the only one willing to do it. The other 3 said that they don't mill wood that they didn't sell)
As always, thanks for any advice.