My initial idea was to build a standard 2- 1/2 inch thick laminated top from 8/4 maple lumber. But I am short of 8/4 lumber and want to keep waste and price under control. So I am thinking of making only the first 7 inch from the front edge up and doing the rest of the top with the boards face up, each board will be around 5 inch wide. My lumber is kiln dried and plainsawn. My main worry is stability
I would like to get some comments or suggestions on how I could go by with this approach and if it make any sense.
also I am thinking of mixing some oak in the lamination, any issue with that? kiln dried also
-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec