So this past week. I managed to make this beautiful top price for my Shaker table. This peice is 3/4×18x18.i first started with planing the oak down the 3/4 of an inch. Then I cut the width down to 6inches and glued 3 of those pieces together. Once the glue dried, I cut oak down to its final length of 18 inches. After I cut the peices, I used a belt sander to get the pieces to be at the same height due to the bowing during the gluing stage.