|Forum topic by helluvawreck||posted 09-01-2010 05:12 PM||1295 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
09-01-2010 05:12 PM
At the plant we have a whole cart of wood that was run as an experiment for a customer to see if he could use this laminated wood instead of solid wood. However, it didn’t work out for him because of the grain of the wood. We didn’t force it on him because it was an experiment and he uses this every so often only it’s solid. It is solid wood only it’s 3 pieces of 4/4 maple inner core with 3/8 inch maple surface. It was squared up and glued in several stages to get to this point. So I figured that I might use it for my home work table. I would like to replace the plywood top on my table at home with a solid wood top. These pieces are 3×3 square and are very straight.
Unfortunately, the four corners have been slightly eased so I might have to shoot them back through the molder to take off a 1/16 top and bottom and then glue them together. Of course, I could go ahead and glue 3 of them together to get five 2-7/8 x 8-7/8 inch pieces and then glue all of these together for a blank that would make a 41 inch wide top. My work table needs to be around 41×85 inches. I was hoping to make one of hard maple but here are these 3×3 blanks and they are straight but they are soft maple. I guess the main deciding factor would be that they are free to me if I want them.
I guess my main thought is that since it hasn’t warped throughout this laminating it’s probably not going to warp after I use it to make a top. Would that be your assumption?
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