Making a Workbench Top
I have been air drying some 3 1/8" x 1 3/4" maple for about 21 months now in the unheated section of my shop. This is lumber came from trees I cut and had a friend saw into lumber with his Timberking. According to what I have read, it should be dry enough to use by 21 months, although I do want to check the moisture. I didnt want to kiln dry it, because I am not sure people know how to kiln dry this thick of wood properly. I was considering having it kiln dried now, but that might be overkill or it might be good insurance.
After I square up the rough cut lumber, I was considering using at least three rows of biscuits per joint to glue the wood together. I am shooting for a final thickness of 2 3/4", but I am not sure biscuits are the right method to use.
What do you think about 1) kiln drying now and 2) biscuit method for gluing it up?
Thanks for your input.
Rich (the Yooper)
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