So as good fortune would have it, I recently bought about 45 bd ft of 4/4 QSWO. I have in mind a Stickley-style glass-door bookcase. Having experienced all too frequently the problems of designing as I go, I went to the library and found some books with plans that are at least close to what I have in mind.
The Issue: Both of the plans that approximate what I'd like to build have a "leg and panel" construction for the sides. They call for 8/4 boards for cutting out the legs. I only have 4/4 boards.
The Dilemma: I could, of course, go get an 8/4 board or two for the legs. Then I could also get some 5/4 for a thicker top. Then, at that point, I have to start thinking about whether I really want to go with a plywood back and risk the wrath of Gustav Stickley, or whether I should get additional boards for a shiplapped back. OR, I could just make the legs by doubling up some 4/4 ripped to the right width.
The Question: So, what do people generally do? Double up 4/4, or cut the legs from 8/4?