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This all seems like so much more work than just using solid wood, edge glueing it and sanding it flat. No need to edge band (most often looks cheap) or attach a second surface. Make them a quality top. Rotary veneer looks terrible, and especially on large surfaces. ESPECIALLY with any type of oak. And while I occasionally use veneer when necessary, I would never use a pre manufactured veneered plywood for a table top. The veneer is just too thin and the panel glue-ups sometimes separate.

Plan your glue joints, and take your time to sand the glue up flat. It will make a better table, and make you a better woodworker.
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This all seems like so much more work than just using solid wood, edge glueing it and sanding it flat. No need to edge band (most often looks cheap) or attach a second surface. Make them a quality top. Rotary veneer looks terrible, and especially on large surfaces. ESPECIALLY with any type of oak. And while I occasionally use veneer when necessary, I would never use a pre manufactured veneered plywood for a table top. The veneer is just too thin and the panel glue-ups sometimes separate.

Plan your glue joints, and take your time to sand the glue up flat. It will make a better table, and make you a better woodworker.
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