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Posted on Question: Board glue up - Wide or Narrow boards?

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Don W

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 12:39 PM

If poplar is dry, I wouldn’t cut it down for a blanket chest. poplar is pretty stable once dry and I’ve glued 14” poplar together without any issues.

To me, cutting and gluing narrow boards give the piece a box store look. If its going to be painted, it doesn’t matter, you’ll never see it.

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