|Forum topic by Eric||posted 11-01-2008 03:59 PM||1488 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-01-2008 03:59 PM
I’m building (ha, not much building involved) a Japanese-style workbench, which basically involves a slab of wood that sits atop a couple trestle-style sawhorses. I was hoping to have my top made from a single slab of wood that is 4” thick, 10” (or more) wide, and 5’ long. Unfortunately, the lumber yard won’t sell me a 5’ slab – I’d have to take a full 10’, which I can’t really justify right now.
So what should I do – laminate two 4×5s (or 4×6s) end-to-end, or laminate two 2×10s (or 2×12s) face-to-face?
It seems like stacking two thinner boards would be stronger overall, and less apt to fail. But just looking for your opinions. If enough Jocks give their two cents’ worth, I can buy a coke!
-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com