With a table saw, cut your wood pieces to the dimensions needed for the project.
Note: When using a table saw, make sure you wear protective gear for your hands, respiratory system, eyes, and ears.
Arrange Wood Pieces
Line up the wood pieces and arrange them alternatively according to their growth rings, while making sure their grain is in the same direction.
Glue Wood Pieces
Apply waterproof wood glue evenly along the edges of the boards. Carefully slide glued edges together and press the boards together. Repeat, until all the boards are glued together. Tighten a bar clamp around the glued wood panels and wait until the glue is dry.
Trim & Sand
Once completely dry, trim the ends of the glued panels with the table saw, to ensure it is even around the edges. Then sand the board using a palm sander. Sand away any residual glue so that the board is completely flat.
How To Terms
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