I have read about using yellow pine that is glued face grain to face grain, (stacked one on top of the oter) as 2×12s and using that as a bench top unlike the standard edge grain as the top. This would be used as a split top workbench. What I would like to ask is, how much expansion and contraction would there be if three 2”x 12”x8’ yellow pine board were glued up face to face ( one on top of the other). It may be that cutting each 2×12 into different widths and gluing them back into 2×12s and then gluing these one on top of the other may produce less cupping. But would the srinkage and expanding in thier overall widths still be a concern. This may only matter if an end cap were added. Any thoughts on this???
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