making a "beefy" leg for bed
I am in the planning stages of building a bed and need some advice on the legs. I am planning to have a 5" square leg. It will not be turned. I have 1" thick planed stock. I see 2 options:
1. glue 5 pieces of wood together like a sandwich.
2. use 4 pieces of wood with mitered edges to make a wrap around a core of something else. Of course, I would have to make a cap of some sort for this.
What do you think would be the best way? Is there a better option?
Thanks in advance.